As a Bordeaux Superieur this wine is produced from a single parcel of older vines, under the strict guidelines of French appellation law. There must be 4,500 plants per hectare with a distance of 2.2 meters between rows, compared to 4,000 plants per hectare with a distance of 2.5 meters between rows for regular Bordeaux. This higher density makes it harder for the plants to thrive creating stronger deeper roots, and healthier vines which produce lower yields. The grapes must also be picked riper at harvest with higher natural sugar levels. The Chateau is located in the area north of St. Emilon and Pomerol, a region known for superior wines with richer and more complex flavor. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon it was aged 12 months in oak before bottling. A supple and ripe red this wine shows notes of black cherry, anise and tobacco. Affordable Bordeaux for everyday enjoyment.