Description/ Tasting NotesMedium-bodied with chock-full of vibrant black fruits with ripe, grainy tannins and a refreshing kick to the finish.
Winery Info/ Brand
Château Meyney is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc and superbly located on a mound overlooking the Gironde estuary. The vineyard is planted on Garonne gravels with vines are an average age of 35 to 40 years, divided between 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. The vines climb to an altitude of 20 metres up, quite a steep slope, ensuring good natural drainage of the soil. Similar to “Pétrus”, a layer of blue clay about 3-metre thick lies at a depth of 2.6 metres below the surface. These remarkable natural factors give the wine an exceptional richness.
Region Info/ Origin
Saint-Estephe is located marginally further away from the gravel-bearing waters of the Garonne river, and the soil here is far less stony than that found in the southern part of Haut-Medoc. Instead, a heavy clay base dominates this area, resulting in poorer-draining soils, delayed ripening and higher acidity levels in the wine. These factors mean that Saint-Estephe's blended wine are predominantly made from Merlot, as it performs better on clay soils than Cabernet Sauvignon. Because these wine are often austere and tight in youth, Merlot also serves to soften the palate.