Description/ Tasting NotesMedium to deep garnet-purple colored, it slips sensuously from the glass with beguiling scents of blackberry pie, kirsch, blueberry preserves and plum pudding, plus suggestions of menthol, rose oil, pencil shavings and fragrant earth. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers fantastic energy and freshness, featuring loads of perfumed red and black fruit layers and a firm, very finely grained texture, finishing on a lingering mineral note.
Winery Info/ Brand
Jonathan purchased Le Dôme vineyard in 2008. The new team released the first vintage of the wine in 2008. Chateau Le Dome was created and developed by Jonathan Maltus from different parcels located close to Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, Chateau Canon and Chateau Angelus. While some of the other wine produced from Jonathan Maltus are also located in same, general area, each has a unique terroir that allows for a myriad of styles and characteristics from the wine. Spreading over three and a half hectare, Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Le Dome in St. Emilion utilises one the highest concentrations of Cabernet Franc. 75% of the vineyard is planted with Cabernet Franc. In some vintages, the blend is closer to 80% Cabernet Franc.
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).