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Chateau de Sales

Pomerol


WINE 2



DEEP & ELEGANT


Year 2018 shows a noticeable shift in the quality of Pomerol's largest property, without the price having yet been followed. Deep color and tones of blueberries, cherries, freshly plowed soil and truffle. Solidly built, fuller than before with rounded tannins and a fine textural feeling in the mouth. Ripe fruit hangs for a long time in the aftertaste. The vintage is built from 69% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, which were harvested between 18/9 - 5/10 under perfect conditions. The vinification takes place in large, traditional cement tanks, where the malolactic fermentation / apple lactic acid fermentation also takes place. The wine continues to be stored in tanks for 12-14 months, after which it comes in oak barrels with different ages from new to 3rd year barrels in 6 months 18% new barrels for 2018.


DYB & ELEGANT


Årgang 2018 viser et mærkbart ryk i kvaliteten for Pomerols største ejendom, uden at prisen endnu er fulgt med. Dyb farve og toner af blåbær, kirsebær, nypløjet jord og trøffel. Solidt bygget, fyldigere end før med afrundede tanniner og en fin stoflig fornemmelse i munden. Moden frugt hænger længe i eftersmagen. Årgangen er bygget af 69% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc og 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, som blev høstet mellem 18/9 - 5/10 under perfekte forhold. Vinifikationen sker i store, traditionelle cementtanke, hvor også den malolaktiske gæring / æble mælkesyregæring sker. Vinen lagrer fortsat i tanke 12-14 mdr., hvorefter den kommer i egefade med forskellig alder fra nye til 3.års fade i 6 mdr. 18% nye fade til 2018.


FACTS


Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Winery: Chateau de Sales

Year: 2018

Type: Red

Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Carbernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 14,5%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional


ABOUT THE WINERY


CHATEAU DE SALES


Château De Sales' fields have been run by the same family since 1464! Probably Bordeaux record. In the beginning without consistent wine production and without castle, which was only built in the late 18th century, when Pomerol was seriously planted with vines. It is still one of the very few "real" castles in Pomerol, which - despite the reputation and prices of the wines - still has a rather provincial character. There are 47.8 ha. with wine in one overall block, and approx. just as much land with forest and park. 3 ha. with vines in Lalande-de-Pomerol has been used in the wine before there were any rules, so one still has to.


Château De Sales' marker har været drevet af samme familie siden 1464! Formentlig Bordeaux rekord. I begyndelsen uden konsekvent vinproduktion og uden slot, som først blev bygget i slutningen af 1700-tallet, hvor Pomerol for alvor blev plantet med vinstokke. Det er stadig et af de ret få "rigtige" slotte i Pomerol, der -trods vinenes ry og priser- stadig har et ret provinsielt præg. Der er 47,8 ha. med vin i én samlet blok, og ca. lige så megen jord med skov og park. 3 ha. med vinstokke i Lalande-de-Pomerol har været brugt i vinen, før der var nogen regler, så det må man stadig.



General grape descriptions



Merlot


Merlot wine has similarities with Cabernet Sauvignon although less intense and with tannins more soft. Its color is purple red, with aromas of blackberries and black plums, complex and elegant, full-bodied, with low acidity. On the palate is smooth and very balanced.