Description/ Tasting NotesChateau La Fleur Cardinale is consistently one of the best Saint-Emilion wines. The 2012 has pure, striking aromatics of blueberry, black raspberry, minerals and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ripe and multi-dimensional, with a beautiful texture and exquisitely stunning.
Winery Info/ Brand
La Fleur-Cardinale was named after the two racehorses of its first owner Jean-Louis Obissier, in 1975. Later sold to Florence and Dominique Asséo’s family in 2001 who have been at the helm ever since. This family estate is now run together with their children and the help of neighbour and oenologist Jean-Luc Thunevin, owner of Chateau Valandraud. Changes were made with a complete vineyard overhaul which in turn led them to earn Grand Cru Classe status in 2006. More recently La Fleur-Cardinale has embraced more eco-responsible changes, converting to 100% organic farming and using eco-friendly labels made from sugar cane, hemp and linen fibre alongside renewable vegetable based inks and lighter glass bottles.
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).