Description/ Tasting NotesThe 2004 Chauvin may turn out to be outstanding. Its dark ruby/purple hue is accompanied by beautiful aromas and flavors of black raspberries, blueberries, cassis, lead pencil shavings, spice, licorice, tar, and roasted herbs. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, rich, and concentrated, this impressive sleeper of the vintage will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age.
Winery Info/ Brand
Château Chauvin is located to the north-west of Saint-Émilion, half way between Cheval Blanc and the Butte de Rol, close to the Pomerol appellation. The soil at Chauvin is sandy clay, benefiting from the presence of a pseudogley and an iron-rich sub-soil similar to that found in parts of Pomerol. Thanks to its lower water retention capacity, the soil rapidly succumbs to water shortages, thus allowing the grapes to ripen more quickly. The efficient drainage of the entire vineyard also allows run-off of water during the wettest periods.
Region Info/ Origin
Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a unique site where world-famous wineries, beautiful architecture and great monuments can be found. The legend tells a story about a monk, Emilion, from Brittany who fled from his hometown in Vannes to seek refuge in the eighth century. Living the life of a hermit, he accomplished a few miracles and rapidly became famous in the region and even far beyond its border. Even after his death his followers carried on his legacy and even named the town after his name. From the ninth century to the 19th century, men had the will to mine the soil in order to standardise the whole architectural looking of not only the city of Saint-Emilion but also a few ones in the region (such as Right Banc Bordeaux).