Saint Emilion - Saint Emilion Gr Cru Classe
Alcohol 13,0 %
Ch. Monbousquet is another, wonderful property of Gerard Perse (same owner as Ch. Pavie, Ch. Pavie Decesse, Clos Lunelles en Ch. Bellevue Mondotte). In 2013 he sold 50% of this chateau to a Chinese investor. Gerard Perse stays co-owner and winemaker. The terroir of 32ha at the foot of the slope of St. Emilion in front of Ch. Fonplégade and Ch. Canon La Gaffelière consists of sand-clay, sand-gravel and a part sant-clay with “crasse de fer” (like in Pomerol). Low yields (6 buds per foot, 35hl/ha), leaf removal, green and manual harvest with selection and luxurious ripening on oak… This all, in combination with Mr Perse’s knowledge, makes a top wine. Interesting for those who find Ch. Pavie too expensive.