The opinion of the sommelierFor this Vitibox dedicated to the wines of Bordeaux, I really felt like making you discover Château Haut-Meyreau. It is not located in one of Bordeaux top appellations, but the winemaker’s skills seem to be enough to build a reputation since the Château is out of stock six months a year. This wine is very elegant, with subtle aromas of flowers.
TerroirThe Château Haut-Meyreau is located in Dardenac, ten kilometres from Saint-Emilion. The vineyard covers 76 hectares. The subsoil is made of clay and limestone. It is an excellent terroir as the clay keeps a lot of rainwater to moisten the vines all year long. It strikes a balance with the strong sun of Bordeaux, ideal to grow great merlot and cabernet-sauvignon.
Grape varietyMerlot and cabernet sauvignon work really well together! Merlot is the most common grape in the Bordeaux region, although this dominance is quite new. In the nineteenth century, it was the cabernet sauvignon that was the most cultivated variety. But after the second world war, the right bank of Bordeaux, where the merlot was dominant, got more and more successful, thanks to its prestigious appellations like Pomerol or Saint-Emilion. Merlot has less tannins than cabernet sauvignon, which makes it easier to enjoy young.
Vintage2012 is a pretty good vintage in Bordeaux but it suffers by comparison to 2009 and 2010 which were exceptional vintages. In 2012, spring was the warmest and the driest in 50 years! As a consequence, the flowering happened 3 weeks in advance. The summer was luckily wetter and cooler, thereby decelerating the growing of the vines to avoid over matured grapes. The harvest was smooth, giving grapes of good quality.
Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until the 31th january 2015. Delivery within 21 days.
This wine is very elegant, with subtle aromas of flowers.