Château Vieux Chaigneau, Lalande de Pomerol, 2020
A fruity wine, structured with a nice balance of tannins. Special attention is paid to the elaboration of local wine by methods that respect the soil, without herbicide or chemical fertilizer based on Bordeaux traditions. Here, quality always takes precedence over quantity. This wine is a blend of the emblematic grape varieties of Bordeaux: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
This year 2020 will remain marked as a great vintage, especially on the right bank of Bordeaux, thanks to the Merlot grape that was harvested at the optimum of its maturity, just before the rains of late September. This majority grape variety at Château Vieux-Chaigneau gives us a high quality.
Located in the municipality of Néac, the grapes come from a plot of about 6 hectares selected for the quality of its fruits. The vineyard has one of the best terroirs of the Lalande de Pomerol appellation, 1km from the famous Château Petrus. The vines are grown on sandy-silty and clay soils, without herbicide, the estate is certified Terra Vitis.
In the vineyard
The work of the vine is carried out without herbicides or chemical fertilizers and the work in green is manual. The harvest is divided into concrete vats according to the grape varieties and the quality of the grapes. The harvest is mechanical.
Each tank is then worked (reassembly and/or offloading) according to its potential. The vinification is carried out in a traditional way in thermo-regulated cement vats. After the harvest, we macerate for 4 weeks.
18 months of ageing, including 12 months in new barrels for 50% of the wine, for a slight presence of wood in the wine, but not a predominance.
Decant and serve at 16°C.>
10 to 15 years>
A plain red dress.>
At the nose
A bouquet that delivers aromas of ripe red fruits.>
On the palate
The palate is supple and fruity. It is a well balanced and structured wine with very silky tannins.>
Food and wine pairings
A glass of Château Vieux Chaigneau is ideal with white meat in sauce (Coq au vin, turkey with cherries, veal with prunes) or cooked cheese (Comté, goudas).>
Agriculture Raisonnée, Haute Valeur Environnementale, Terra Vitis
Reviews & awards
Coucours des Féminalise 2021 Or