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Chateau Orisse du Casse, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2018 (1x75cl)

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Grape Variety: Merlot | Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 15.5%
Availability:3 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: FRBD1999B18S
£26.20

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%.

An opaque purple colour is accompanied by aromas of blackberries, cassis, smoke, espresso, and new wood. Medium bodied, dense, ripe, and moderately structured, this wine displays a purity of Merlot rich fruit character, with depth of flavour on the finish that we've come to expect from this estate.