Chateau Gachon Montagne St Emilion 2016
£15.95 per bottle
Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon; this wine is a deep ruby colour with purple hues and has a soft nose of cherry, cassis, and spice. On the palate it is well balanced with a solid tannic structure and a complementary soft mid-palate of ripe fruits such as plums and red berries, well-integrated oak ageing added structure and spice to the palate.
Ideal with steak tartare, roast veal and game, along with mature cheeses
There are three distinct `terroirs` of St Emilion; limestone on the raised vineyard areas, clay more predominant on the slopes and gravel and clay combined on the plateau. This provides a diversity within the region as different sites support either Cabernet Franc or Merlot in general and can relay a distinct mineral character to the wine.
Chateau Gachon is located on 15 hectares of clay soils, a mere 400m from the world famous Chateau Petrus, close to the hamlet of Pomerol. Classified within the district of the Montagne Saint-Emilion, it is the property of the Arpin family, vignerons for eight generations, who have invested wisely in new cellar equipment to support a contemporary `modernist` style of winemaking.