CHATEAU DE CHAMBERT



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"Château de Chambert" is the historic wine of the chateau, a blend of 85% Malbec and 15% Merlot. The addition of merlot gives the wine a suppleness and expressive red fruit characters in its youth and the Malbec component prolonges its cellaring potential.

This wine is aged 12 months in barrel to achieve a perfect balance of fruit, silky tannins and a delicate spice of french oak. It is a wine that can easily age from 15-20 years depending on the vintage.








Vineyard
Work: All Biodynamic and organic
Grape: 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot
Vine age: Over 30 years
Altitude : 297m
Soil type: limestone (Kimmeridgien), clay and iron (Siderolithic)
Density: 5000 vines/Ha
Yield: 30-35HL/Ha
Winemaking
All natural, no added yeast, etc.
De-stemming and Hand sorting
Separation of vineyard parcels into individual tanks
Yeast: native wild yeast from the vineyard
Fermentation temperature controlled within 20-25°C
Cap management: combination of very gentle pump-over and plunging
Total time on skins: 15-20 days (varies with vintage)
Pressing: pneumatic press, Free-run and pressings separated.
Malolactic fermentation: Natural and carried out in barrel
Maturation: 12 months in new oak (20% max) and 2nd fill French barrels






Vintage HistoryAwards / Ratings
2012 91/100 : Wine Enthusiast (2016)
16/20 : Bettane & Desseauve guide 2016 (page 706)
15.5/20 : RVF Guide de Vins (2016)
2011 Gold Medal : Mâcon (French Great wines - 2014)
2010 92/100 : Wine Enthusiast 2013
92/100 : Tom Cannavan / Wine Gang - Cahors 2013
Gold + Food Match Award : Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
Bronze Medal : International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
16/20: Bettane & Desseauve guide 2014
1 etoile: Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2014
2009 91/100 : Wine Enthusiast (2012)
91/100 : Wine Gang - London (12/01/2013)
90/100 : Wine Spectator (2013)
17.5/20 : Decanter (2012)
16/20 : RVF 2012 Guide – Best French Wines (page 657) Double gold : Sakura Awards (Japan - 2016)
2008 91/100 : Wine Enthusiast (2011)
16/20 : La Revue du Vin de France (RVF) – Coup de cœur
15.5 / 20 : RVF 2011 Guide Best French Wines (page 674)
15.5 / 20 : RVF 2012 GuideBest French Wines (page 657)
Silver Medal : China Wine & Spirit Awards 2013
1 star : Guide Hachette 2012
Highly recommended- Wine Gang 2013 (Joanna Simon)
2007 90/100 : Tim Atkin, A.Rose UK Feb. (2010)
88/100 : Wine Spectator (2010)
15/20 : RVF 2011 Guide Best French Wines (page 674)