Château Bernateau 2018
Appellation / Saint Émilion Grand Cru
Grape | 85% Merlot, 14% 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 a great aromatic complexity with aromas of fruit
wild blacks and slightly woody, roasted notes.
Its mouth is long and delicate reveals a great freshness and a fruit omnipresent.
It's a Grand Cru which presents great potential.
Pairing | As for most wines at Bernateau. We recommend grilled beef, or for vegetarians, a wild mushroom risotto.
Drinking | Now until 2040. This will need an hour of airation.
Critic Notes / Awards | - 93/100 James Suckling
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
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