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Château Bernateau 2016

Appellation / Saint Émilion Grand Cru

Grape | 79% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.

Ageing | 36 months in new barrels. 

Tasting Notes | A rich and complex wine, a subtle blend of 3 grape varieties.
It presents aromas of violet, blackberry and finely peppery blackcurrant.
A tender wine, with a nice freshness, round, dense and a nice
length. We get a finish on saline flavors and fruits with a hint of cocoa.

Pairing | As for most wines at Bernateau. We recommend grilled beef, or for vegetarians, a wild mushroom risotto. 

Drinking | Now until 2035

Critic Notes / Awards | - 94/100 James Suckling   


Since 2002, Pierrick Lavau, oenologist from the Faculty of Oenology of
Bordeaux, joined his parents to succeed them, thus becoming the
11th generation to cultivate the vineyard of this property. Château
Bernateau enjoys an exceptional location in Saint-Emilion. The 
vineyard, located in the heart of the greatest Crus Classés and Premier Grand
Cru Classé land, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful terroirs of the Appellation.

Soils:  Slopes, clay-limestone plateau terraces.

Farming: Organic Agriculture. No herbicide, manual debudding, leaf stripping and thinning.

Vines: 40 years old