Description/ Tasting NotesMedium to deep garnet-purple in colour, the 2016 Dassault is sleek and refined, with notions of crushed red and black currants, black berries, warm plums and fig fruit flavours that glide through. Medium-bodied on the palate, the wine is vibrant and refreshing with a soft texture and loads of long-lingering black and red fruits on the finish.
Winery Info/ Brand
The Dassault family, a passionate pioneer of the aeronautical industry, new technologies and the art markets, took an early interest in fine wines. Marcel Dassault, visionary captain of industry, acquired Château Couperie in 1955 on a "crush". He renamed the property to his name and did everything to make it a recognized Grand Cru. The property has seen the quality of its wine production improve year after year. In 1969, with its accession to the rank of Grand Cru Classé, Château Dassault reached its true dimension. The properties of Dassault Wine Estates have extended over the years over nearly fifty hectares and today form one of the largest wine estates in Saint-Emilion.
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).