Château Corbin Michotte 2015
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ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Saint Emilion
Grape | 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Ageing | 100% new barrels for 12 months with 50% of new barrels, 35% one year old barrels, and 15% 2 year old barrels
Tasting Notes | Balance, intense color, with aromas of fruit and spices, with very present tannins but of great finesse.
Pairing | Lamb, Duck and Grilled meat
Drinking | 2023-2035
Critic notes/awards | 91/100 Jeff Leve
Current Owner: - Jean-Noël Boidron
Chateau - Formerly, the castle was part of a large feudal domain that belonged to the Black Prince under English occupation. Jean-Noël Boidron, former professor at the Institute of Oenology in Bordeaux, whose ancestors settled in Château Calon in 1855, bought the estate in 1959 and restored the 19th century buildings which had fallen into ruin before completely rebuild the cellar in 1980.
Close to Cheval Blanc and Figeac, Corbin Michotte extends to the limits of Pomerol and Petrus, on very homogeneous gravelly-sandy hilltops from a quaternary layer of the Isle and a basement of iron filth. The vineyard, with an area of 7 hectares, which has never known herbicides, is maintained with great care, with plowing of the soil, severe pruning, elimination of late bunches one month before harvesting, manual harvesting and systematic sorting.
The grape variety uses Merlot for 65%, Cabernet Franc for 30% and Cabernet Sauvignon for 5%. Château Corbin Michotte has remained a family property, co-directed today by Jean-Noël Boidron and his children Isabelle, Emmanuel and Hubert.
Soils: A sandy-gravelly soil on a clay base, particularly rich in iron
Farming: Sustainable viticulture, ploughing or a grass crop favoured, simple or double Guyot pruning. Harvest is plot by plot selection, with 2 consecutive sorting, (By hand and by density.) In 2016 the château was certified in the Environmental Management System Certification of Bordeaux wines.
Vines: On average 35 years of age