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Chateau Macquin St. George St. Emilion 2015

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Chateau Macquin is an estate with a unique history. Its founder Albert Macquin, was an agricultural scientist in the late 1800's. He discovered the most effective method of grafting root stock onto vines and thus Saint-Émilion can be eternally grateful to him for saving the vineyards from ruin by phylloxera. Today the 75 acre vineyard has mature vines averaging 40 years of age and planted 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vineyards have excellent hillside exposure and the vines are densely planted to to discourage vigor. Though the Chateau is ancient the winery is modern and up to date. The grapes are carefully sorted in the cellars to insure only the best fruit goes into the tanks. Fermentation is in temperature controlled tanks and maceration is extended. Finally it ages in French oak barrels, one third new for up to 12 months. In the extraordinary 2015 vintage this Petit Chateau has produced a wine that delivers quality well beyond its modest price tag. Ripe and abundant with black currant, cherry and anise flavors. The wine has ample structure with a depth that suggests age ability of 8-10 years. Limited!!

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Color: Red
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Château Pavie-Macquin:
Terroirs are the expression of a place, a witness to history. Infinitely rich and varied, their complexity is expressed through their biological, geological, topographical and climatic characteristics. Precious and fragile, they are the greatest thing that nature offers us and they cannot be imitated. Their quality is an irreplaceable ingredient in the production of great wines. To produce gr... Read more
Terroirs are the expression of a place, a witness to history. Infinitely rich and varied, their complexity is expressed through their biological, geological, topographical and climatic characteristics. Precious and fragile, they are the greatest thing that nature offers us and they cannot be imitated. Their quality is an irreplaceable ingredient in the production of great wines. To produce great wines in the image of a terroir: the idea is simple but the practice requires patience and humility. Pavie Macquin, this eponymous chateau, finds the key to its history in one man, Albert Macquin (1852-1911). It is to him that Saint Emilion owes the idea of grafting vines onto rootstocks, thereby saving the region from ruin by phylloxera. Henri Enjalbert wrote, “During more than thirty years, Albert Macquin was the master of the transformation of the vineyards of Saint Emilion”. The current owners of the chateau are his grandchildren: Benoit and Bruno Corre, Marie-Jacques Charpentier and their children. They have shown, like their ancestor, a great attachment to this admirable terroir. Read less

External Reviews for Chateau Macquin St. George St. Emilion

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/08/2017

Chateau Macquin is an estate with a unique history. Its founder Albert Macquin, was an agricultural scientist in the late 1800's. He discovered the most effective method of grafting root stock onto vines and thus Saint-Émilion can be eternally grateful to him for saving the vineyards from ruin by phylloxera. Today the 75 acre vineyard has mature vines averaging 40 years of age and planted 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vineyards have excellent hillside exposure and the vines are densely planted to to discourage vigor. Though the Chateau is ancient the winery is modern and up to date. The grapes are carefully sorted in the cellars to insure only the best fruit goes into the tanks. Fermentation is in temperature controlled tanks and maceration is extended. Finally it ages in French oak barrels, one third new for up to 12 months. In the extraordinary 2015 vintage this Petit Chateau has produced a wine that delivers quality well beyond its modest price tag. Ripe and abundant with black currant, cherry and anise flavors. The wine has ample structure with a depth that suggests age ability of 8-10 years. Limited!!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/01/2017

Chateau Macquin is an estate with a unique history. Its founder Albert Macquin, was an agricultural scientist in the late 1800's. He discovered the most effective method of grafting root stock onto vines and thus Saint-Émilion can be eternally grateful to him for saving the vineyards from ruin by phylloxera. Today the 75 acre vineyard has mature vines averaging 40 years of age and planted 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vineyards have excellent hillside exposure and the vines are densely planted to to discourage vigor. Though the Chateau is ancient the winery is modern and up to date. The grapes are carefully sorted in the cellars to insure only the bets fruit goes into the tanks. Fermentation is in temperature controlled tanks and maceration is extended. Finally it ages in French oak barrels, one third new for up to 12 months. In the extraordinary 2015 vintage this Petit Chateau has produced a wine that delivers quality well beyond its modest price tag. Ripe and abundant with black currant, cherry and anise flavors. The wine has ample structure with a depth that suggests age ability of 8-10 years. Limited!!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/01/2017

Chateau Macquin is an estate with a unique history. Its founder Albert Macquin, was an agricultural scientist in the late 18 and early 1900's. He discovered the most effective method of grafting root stock onto vines and thus



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