Château de Pressac Grand Cru Classé 2013
Area: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux
Grapes: 72% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Carmenère & 1% Noir de Pressac (Malbec) (harvested by hand)
Alcohol: 13,5% VOL.
“Château de Pressac Grand Cru Classé 2013” has an intense color with a very nuanced bouquet of black and red fruits and notes of pepper. Full-bodied and silky elegant body with very well-integrated tannins. Long and nuanced aftertaste. The wine is aged for 20 months, with 18 of the months taking place in oak barrels (50% new)
The number of years the wine can be stored is unlimited.
The wine goes well with meat, poultry, and wild.
Château de Pressac has been guarding a plateau over the Dordogne River and the slopes of Saint-Émilion for more than six centuries. The castle was founded in the Middle Ages. In 1453, the castle was the site of the surrender of the Battle of Castillon, which marked the end of the Hundred Years’ War.
Château de Pressac gave its name to a grape variety back in the 18th century, which was called “Noir de Pressac” until Sieur Malbek later developed the variety in Médoc, called Malbec.
In 1997, Jean Francois and Dominique Quenin embarked on a major development project at the castle. Here vines were reintroduced on the steep slopes and the cellar was completely renovated. In 2012, Château de Pressac was promoted to the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé in recognition of its terroir, winery (management and their ambitions) and of course their quality wines.