Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 2011. Clos Cantenac

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 2011. Clos Cantenac

Item #: XR6935W
Vintage: 2011
Varietal: Red Wine
Vineyard/Appellation: France
Availability: Out of Stock
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Made predominantly from Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Saint-Emilion wines tend to have a rich, mouth-drying tannic structure, which is balanced by the more juicy characteristics of plum and black cherry fruit, along with chocolate and sweet spice, developing savory tobacco and cedar characteristics with age.

The best Saint-Emilion wines will exhibit a terrific mineral vein, the result of vines being planted on the region's limestone escarpment. Vines planted on sandy soils tend to produce grapes that make lighter styled wines.

Situated on the right bank of Bordeaux, the region of Saint-Emilion can boast of producing the most diverse range of styles, partly due to differences in soil types, from gravel to limestone to sand, but also thanks to production variations and winemakers looking to make their mark.