SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 'GRAND CHEMIN'
Château Haut-Gravet is a jewel of the Aubert family vineyards. For over 20 years, Alain and his wife Bernadette have selected from among Haut- Gravet’s 30 acres the best vines and applied traditional methods, tried and true to the history of Grand Cru wine, along with more modern methods, resulting in a wine which has evolved with time and is always progressing.
Grand Chemin is a select 5-acre parcel of majestic old vines located at the foot of the Saint-Émilion hill within the larger 30-acre Haut-Gravet vineyard. These vines extract a remarkable terroir expression from the gravel and clay-limestone soils, delivering a fresh, elegant and well-balanced wine with classic structure. Black fruit aromas combine with deep forest and spice notes, and a firm grip and seductive mineral undercurrent keeps bringing you back for more...
A deep respect for the vine is the driving force behind winemaker Amelie Aubert’s philosophy and approach to making wine. Quality is not possible with quantity, she explains, and "I want my wine to capture the essence of this fantastic terroir."
|Vineyard Blend||Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Terroir||Selection of 40 year old vines on avg. in gravel and clay-limestone soils. Moderate oceanic climate.|
|Farming||Vines tended to by hand. Harvested parcel by parcel.|
|Winemaking||Selection parcel by parcel, sorted at the vine and again at the winery. Complete destemming. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with temperature control. Pneumatic press. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.|
|Aging||Aged under temperature- and aeration-control for 20 months on lees.|
|2014||60% Cabernet Franc | 30% Merlot | 10% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|2012||60% Merlot | 20% Cabernet Franc | 20% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|2011||60% Merlot | 20% Cabernet Franc | 20% Cabernet Sauvignon|