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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 2012
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet sauvignon 50% / Merlot 50%.

Weather

Spring was very trying, with considerable rainfall leading to fungal diseases of all sorts. This called for very close attention in the vines until the 14th of July, when the weather changed durably for the better.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

2012 Château de Quantin has a beautiful, brilliant, ruby-red colour with deep and slightly brick-red highlights. 

Nose

The nose has lovely fruity overtones, especially cherry and blackcurrant.

Mouth

These aromas carry over to the palate, which goes on to reveal a medley of well-defined red fruit flavours.  The tannin is very smooth and combines well with the underlying oak. This wine is altogether well-balanced, with a rich, toasty finish. It goes beautifully with delicatessen meats and grilled meats. 

Consumption period

2015 - 2022

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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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