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Margaux Quintessence, Château des Graviers 2018

Château des Graviers

£68.90

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Christophe only makes this wine in good vintages and then selects the components by taste from the barrels/cuves/amphoras that please him most, making a bit more than 2,000 bottles from around 0.50ha of vines averaging 30yo.

He is driven by texture in his wines, and ensuring that oak élevage does not dry out the fruit in any way – all the wood used in his barrels are chosen at source by Christophe and then the wood is aged for a minimum of four years before being made into barrels.

The combination of grape varieties and selection of the best lots combine to give a wine with a thrilling purity of fruit, with more depth and resonance than the main cuvée, and a marked mineral salinity on the finish. For drinking now to 2035.

Producer Château des Graviers

Origin Arsac, Gironde, Bordeaux, France

Grapes 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 5% Malbec

Vintage 2021

Alcohol  13% Abv

Style  Full body elegant red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking  Manual harvested,  selected and fermented by parcel in a mix of 1yo 400ltr barrels, 600ltr cuves en bois, 170ltr clay jars and 500ltr amphora then assembled and aged for a further year in 30% new 400ltr barrels, 30% 1yo 400ltr barrels and 40% in 170ltr clay jars.

Notes Natural, Organic, Biodynamic