Lussac-Saint-Émilion 'Château Chereau', Vignobles Silvestrini

Type: Red Wine
Style: Earthy & Savoury
Vintage: 2015
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
ABV: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Red Meat
Wine Notes
Now - 5 Yrs
Flavours Black Plum, Blackcurrant, Tomato Leaf
About the wine

A superb Bordeaux from a great vintage! Concentrated black berry fruit, earth and spice. Really nicely balanced with freshness, soft tannins, and an elegant finish. This under the radar gem is from a fantastic low-profile producer, Vignobles Silvestrini Château Chereau is a delightful French Merlot wine which offers great value for money.

Vignobles Silvestrini Lussac-Saint-Émilion Château Chereau 2015 is made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on Saint-Émilion’s classic limestone-based soils. Harvest is carried out by machine. The must is fermented in a combination of stainless steel and thermoregulated cement tanks over a period of 10 to 15 days, using selected yeasts, with pump overs to submerge the cap 4/5 times per day. Malolactic fermentation happens naturally. The wine is then transferred to their pneumatic press to be pressed after which it goes back to stainless steel and cement vats for 12 to 18 months of maturation before bottling and release. 15,000 bottles are produced per year.

About the wine

2015 Bordeaux has been revered by critics for its poise and elegance and this is nothing short of just that. Leaner meats, game birds such as duck or strong, mature, hard cheeses work for delicious pairings.