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Château de Quantin Red

The vines at Quantin grow on deep gravel to produce a red wine with very ripe, smoky aromas. This is very elegant on the palate with solid, well-extracted tannin and an attractive personality in all vintages.


label château de Quantin red 2008
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 50% / Merlot 50%.

Weather

The main features this year were humidity and cold. There were heavy rains in April and May (during the vegetative cycle) and a cool summer, especially in June and August. Warm, dry weather in September enhanced ripening.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

A classic Pessac-Léognan, the deep red colour reveal its concentration and pedigree.

Nose

The nose is immediately intense, complex, ripe black cherry notes blending with powerful roasted aromas. An original and intricate blend of tobacco, vanilla and spice.

Mouth

Excellent balance of smooth tannins and intriguing freshness, equally attractive on the palate. Powerful, lingering aromas, to a smoky finish typical of the appellation, make this the ideal accompaniment to grilled red meats or game. Will age for more than  ten years, look forward to even more aromatic finesse as it matures. (January, 2012)

Consumption period

2013 - 2018

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Ground

Surface

15.00 ha

Soil

Deep gravel

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or mechanical after manual sorting at the vine.

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - Riparia Gloire - 3309

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

19 years

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot.

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system.

Fermentation temperature

28 à 30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in barrels with racking each trimester

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

Expressive after 2 to 4 years, will age 10 to 15 years.

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