Château Béard la Chapelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2008

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VITICULTURE Guyot simple pruning De-budding Manual and green harvesting Sustainable vineyard practice Management of grass between the vineyards rows HARVEST Manual and mechanical from 2 to 9 October 2008 Manual sorting after destemming VINIFICATION The vinification is traditional with three gentle pumping overs per day and with one or two rack and returns carried out during the period of fermentation. The total time in vat is between 3 to 4 weeks.

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Château Beard La Chapelle:
v  THE TEAM Brother and sister are the 9th generation at the head of the family property. Franck is the winemaker and runs the estate whereas Laurence is responsible for the sales in France and abroad and manages the branding of the domain. v  THE VINEYARD The 18-hectare property, in clay and limestone soils on the slopes and deep sands on the base of the slopes, is in appella... Read more
v  THE TEAM Brother and sister are the 9th generation at the head of the family property. Franck is the winemaker and runs the estate whereas Laurence is responsible for the sales in France and abroad and manages the branding of the domain. v  THE VINEYARD The 18-hectare property, in clay and limestone soils on the slopes and deep sands on the base of the slopes, is in appellation Saint Emilion Grand Cru. The average age of the vines is 60 years and the planting density 5,500 vines/hectare and 7,600 for the plots that have been replanted. The annual production is about 100,000 bottles. v  THE WINE Awarded in international competitions as flagship of the appellation Saint Emilion Grand Cru and graded by famous wine experts, the wines of Château Béard La Chapelle are characterized by their elegance and finesse. A predominance of Merlot (90%) gives a good aromatic complexity of red and black fruits and supple tannins. The Cabernet Franc (10%) gives spicy notes and a good structure allowing further ageing potential. v  THE DISTRIBUTION The wines of Château Béard La Chapelle are today served in France in high-end hotels and starred restaurants such as Taillevent and Hôtel Raphaël. Abroad, we work « direct » with importers in around 20 countries all over the world (United States, Canada, China, Brazil, Switzerland, ...). Read less

Member Reviews for Château Béard la Chapelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Snooth User: lm2
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01/21/2010

Fragrant nose of black fruit, vanilla and spice. Soft, juicy black cherry on the palate uplifted by a minty freshness. Well-integrated wine with smooth tannins and a long finish. A wine of elegance and finesse.



Tasting Notes:

Ruby colour complex nose of blackberry, wild strawberries, perfumed rose intermingled with smoke, toast and coffee. On the palate this wine is lively and fresh but with a good structure with the continuity of all flavours on the nose. Soft tannins with a long finish with black chocolate notes.

VITICULTURE Guyot simple pruning De-budding Manual and green harvesting Sustainable vineyard practice Management of grass between the vineyards rows HARVEST Manual and mechanical from 2 to 9 October 2008 Manual sorting after destemming VINIFICATION The vinification is traditional with three gentle pumping overs per day and with one or two rack and returns carried out during the period of fermentation. The total time in vat is between 3 to 4 weeks.

55000 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Notes: 1/3 new oak barrels, 1/3 one wine, 1/3 two wines

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13%
Sugar: 2.2 grams per liter Total Acidity: 3.15 grams per liter

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