Description/ Tasting NotesMedium garnet-purple, wonderfully ripe, with nose of sauteed herbs, tilled soil and mossy bark over a core of warm red and black cherries plus a hint of pencil lead. Full-bodied, firm, chewy with plenty of earthy expressions and good length.
Winery Info/ Brand
Chateau Les Grandes Murailles is produced from a small 1.46-hectare vineyard located on the Saint Emilion plateau not far from Clos Fourtet, just outside the village. Chateau Les Grandes Murailles had been managed by Sophie Fourcade. Fourcade gave up her promising career as a successful attorney to make Bordeaux wine at the families multiple properties. Sophie Fourcade is also in charge of two other Right Bank chateaux. She also manages Chateau Clos St. Martin and Cote de Baleau. That changed in March, 2013, when the Cuvelier family, the owners of Chateau Clos Fourtet, headed by Matthieu Cuvelier, purchased the property.
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).