Chateau Simard - Saint Emilion - 2005 - 1500 ml
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This vintage shows the classical characteristics of Saint Emilion, with plum, cherry, bramble fruit and tobacco. Medium bodied, the soft textured tannins are still present in good measure and well balanced with the acidity that brings to a persistent finish.
Château Simard’s vineyard has excellent exposure and predominantly clay soil mixed with sand and gravel. Château Simard’s classical, refined style can be attributed not only to its fine vineyard location, but also to its traditional winemaking practices. The blend each year reflects the vineyard’s makeup of Merlot blended with Cabernet Franc. Elegant and balanced upon release, Château Simard expresses its deep roots in Bordeaux’s famous Right Bank.
Château Simard is located near the ancient and beautiful town of Saint-Émilion, home to the Right Bank’s most prestigious estates. The 40-hectare (98.84-acre) gently sloping vineyard is marked by predominantly clay soil mixed with sand and gravel, and a deep water table, forcing the vines to grow far into the ground. It is planted to Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines that average 35 years in age.
Cultivation: Lutte raisonnée
Size: 40 hectares (98.84 acres)
Vine Age: Average of 35 years
Soil: Clay with sand and gravel
Density: 2,200-5,040 vines/acre
Fermentation: In concrete vats
Maceration: Approximately 30 days, depending on the vats.
Varietal Composition: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc
Production: 1,000 cases (12/750ml)