Bordeaux (Right Bank), France
AOC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
40 yr. old vines on average
5.77 hectares of clay/sand soils
28% Cabernet Franc
3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Plot Selection, bud’s removedl, green harvest, hand-picked
Fermented in stainless steel tanks and one week of maceration. Pressed vertically for a very soft extraction.
Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months
Near the village of Saint Laurent des Combes, in the Bordeaux Right Bank appellation of Saint–Émilion, Château Benitey’s 40-year-old Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon vines have roots deep in clay-sandy soils at the foot of a hill. The wine is aged in French oak barrels, opening to gorgeous aromas of red and black berries along with floral and stone notes. Elegant and structured, there is an admirable underlying minerality driving this wine through its finish.