Chateau Melin, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2016

A fantastic red wine from the left bank of Bordeaux.

In 1948 Rene Debacque purchased the chateau and began a patient land consolidation, the property reached 10.5 ha by the 1980s, its now managed by Vincent and Thomas Debaque father & Son. Located in the commune of Libourne, 7km east of Saint Émilion and near the Dordogne river the microclimate is conducive to vine growing. The terroir is similar to that of the Pomerol and Saint-Emilion regions and composes of gravelly, sandy, brown soils. The average age of the vines is 40 years old with the oldest planted back in the 1940's, the land is planted with 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet Franc. The families knowledge of the terroir, vineyard and passion creates exceptional wines for all to enjoy

Tasting Notes:
Ruby colour, displaying beautifully aromatic notes of fruit and spices. A subtly powerful wine with rich velvety tannins followed by a long silky pleasing finish.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve with red roasted meats, game dishes and most cheeses.

Grape Variety: Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Size: 75cl

ABV: 14%

Closure: Cork

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans