Saint Emilion - Saint Emilion Gr Cru Classe
Alcohol 13,0 %
The three properties of the Reiffers family (Clos St. Martin, Les Grandes Murailles en Côte de Baleau) were sold to Ch. Clos Fourtet in 2013. However, the ex-director and ex co-owner Sophie Foucade bought this cru back afterwards. It concerned a mini cru of 1.5ha perfectly situated (regarding exposition sun) on a ridge between Ch. Beauséjour Bécot and Ch. Beauséjour Duffau Lagarrosse. Because of the small production, the alcoholic and the second fermentation are vinified fully in small oak barrels with the entire berries. This complete vinification requires more hours of manual work (turning the barrels 3 times a day) but gives a rounder, more fine and fruity wine where the wood is more integrated. Michel Rolland gives the advice.