Château Le Chêne

Vertheuil.

Appellation : Haut-Médoc

 

History: In 1982, Château LE CHENE joins the portfolio of the estates run by Domaines FABRE.

 

Soil and subsoil: The gravelly subsoil is covered with a clayey gravelly topsoil in some areas and a sandy gravelly topsoil in other areas.

 

Vineyard / Grape varieties: Area : 29 hectares. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot noir, 5% petit verdot.

Average age of vineyard: 28 years.

Crop control : Leaf thinning, midrow grassing. Double guyot pruning. Manual and mechanical harvesting for optimum flexibility.

 

Vinification: The harvest is 100% destemmed. Traditional vinification with temperature-controlled fermentation and frequent pumpovers to enhance the wine structure and complexity. Micro-oxygenation in vat to stabilize the colour and enrich the texture on the palate.

 

Aging: 10-month aging in oak contact depending on the vintage. In order to clarify and oxygentate the wine, the racking processs is repeated several times during aging depending on the tasting results.

 

Wine features / Tasting notes: Deep ruby colour. On the nose, rich strawberry aromas intermixed with scents of blackcurrant and spices. Full-bodied with pleasant sucrosity and medium-full supple tanins. Long and pleasant finish. Very fine wine pleasant to drink young thanks to its fruit and roundness.

 

Food / Wine pairing: White meats, poultry, pork starters, soft cheese.

 

Bottle sizes: Half-bot­tles, bot­tles, mag­nums.