[Produce wine unsurpassed, while no. 5 quality ratings] Hugh Johnson's 3 star star ★ ★ ★ rating! The ability to match Chateau in third grade! Has a sense of stability, even when drinking delicious! A charming wine!
1855 ratings at the time of 5 luxury Chateau is unremitting efforts at the end of the demonstrates ratings more than ability. Now that rival Chateau grade 3 and also rumored to be cast. Cantemerle most vintage, early drinking and aging is possible is the charm. In the charming young fruity. Impressive taste of vanilla from the oak barrels. Over on the other hand, when very young, elegant and totally different from allure is felt. Like mature adult women as delicate and smooth. Cantemerle!
The medieval Château cantemerle was a fortress on the banks of the Médoc 1 km away from the Chateau to protect one single. Proves that, according to ancient documents already existed in 1147, Lord of cantemerle. Began making wine in this region remains had paid taxes for one-tenth of the harvest and wine barrel 1 record in 1354, is Lord of cantemerle.
Constantly ownership to owners for generations afterwards, but since 16 century became the main business in the Domaine of cantemerle viticulture's development. In the 17 century, and became ruled from Chateau gironvil, Mohican, Soave cantemerle House.
1643, brother Luis Cantu Merle Lords lived in Soave Castle, to grape-growing in earnest there named Château cantemerle.
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Paris Exposition held to 1855, Napoleon III, the richness of France to show the world. Suggested that the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and industry would be to prepare the wine ratings for broker's Association filed 68 red wine stocks and stock lists 21 white wine, divided into grade 5 and less than three classes by the selling price of the wine.
But in the original list first cantemerle name not listed then finally "cantemerle, villenuve, women's dull for the Makah" and added, but cantemerle from rating had been taken away.
I needed to because it is bypassing the Bordeaux middlemen cantemerle was directly negotiated with the buyer of the Netherlands did not know its selling price.
However, no doubt that reality has made cantemerle wines representing the town and was well received in the Netherlands. Records classified in the fifth grade at the same time other Chateau wine than really high price was traded, its books, to submit to the Union and accepted requests for additions to the list.
9/1855, still during the Expo, cantemerle is grade 5 can be added to the list as a class. This the first in the history list has been changed, is second in 1973 [Mouton-Rothschild] was bumped up to grade 1 class, slightly missing only two examples that's time for.
Château cantemerle evaluated quality of wine during the 1867 World Expo, has been awarded the silver medal.
1879-on the verge of disease and in 1887, the Chateau and phylloxera, annual production capacity of up to half. Still recording was compared and San Julian damage was enormous, Pauillac, Santa steff, still less confusion in 1884 Pauillac 1 Chateau [Lafite-Rothschild] than cantemerle wines are overpriced traded.
1892, the Château was sold to Dubos House but villenuve de dull for House lasted for 300 years rule was to end.
Teofil Dubos became the purchaser, had Dubos Frères cantemerle grape growers and Union Deputy of the MEDOC Cru classes at the same time, and in 1914 sold to middlemen. After the death of his son Pierre and Bernal cantemerle until 1923 joint heirs and, then only Pierre became the owner. Pulled in the wine section of some grapes during the war began in 1930, not only about 25 ha cultivated since 1945, continues until 1981. And in the same year, Chateau was sold to building mutual aid association and Ministry of construction.
Robert Parker Jr. " Bordeaux, 4th Edition "
A measly Makah village just South in lovely Chateau cantemerle. In a deep wooded along the famous route (Highway exit in the Médoc Bordeaux) Park, the history of wine making dates back to the late 16 century. Majority from this century long dub home are owned by the adorably fragrance, this Chateau made famous as a wine of elegant fabrics, this family. However, due to financial difficulties and family infighting cantemerle popped up on in 1980.
In 1970, this Chateau is rough but remains, which had escaped its impact since 1975 some vintage. Revamped cantemerle cellar, Chai (wine warehouse), and Chateau, was created and introduced a new wine cellar and brewing equipment, modern tasting room. And it was especially important that made a serious commitment to quality.
Before 1980 had pretty much what disadvantage of lack of smell of many vintage old oak or fruitiness per bottle variation. Best wines ranging from change management today is in 1983 and 1989. Bet increases, old vineyards were replanted significantly to further improve quality. Characteristics of cantemerle style is glamorous, intense bouquet with rich, supple fruit flavours.
Will not think that proportion of relatively light upland soils with high Merlot, never spectacular, such as wine. Best works cantemerle is decided, some of the aromatic precocious types, from young to have impeccable charm. However, despite high expectations have been placed, do not make cantemerle wines outstanding in 1989 and 1983 about 10 years past.
Cantemerle, when mysterious 1989, in 1983, and in 1961, like producing a show again? What happened, never recovered fully after the slump of the 1970s and 1980s, this Chateau is not. Exceptional wine is well made, but is not. Generally suitable for their ratings. However, readers (unfortunately it rarely is) a great success by drawing attention to and good will. Is worth diverting to look in 3 equal pieces. Judging from the whole have interesting price-quality ratio.
Average annual production: 350000 books
Vineyard area: 87 ha
Average age: 25 years
Planting time: 10000 books
Average yield: 55hl/ha
Development: do the rest in stainless steel tanks, fermentation is what a lot of the best wood and concrete tanks.
Fermentation temperatures between 26 and 28 ° c, constant, but the Merlot's is 28-30 ° c Cabernet, Petit Verdot is 30-32 ° c.
Maceration is a minimum 22 ° c for 30 days. Yield only (Merlot) 20% new barrels in the malolactic.
40% new oak aging is 12 months. Racked three times at 12 ° c; I don't do light fining if necessary, filtered.
Grape varieties: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet franc
Owner: SMABTP (mutual insurance company)