Chateau Cantemerle label

Chateau Cantemerle 2005

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Item# 1762-05

Product Ratings

James Suckling 93pt
Robert Parker 89pt
Wine Spectator 90pt

Harvest

Pruning : Medoc double Guyot.
Deleafing: face to face after flowering (berry set).
Grape thinning is done when the grapes are filling out.
Green harvest occurs after changing of color (veraison).
Handpicked harvest with selective sorting in the vineyard.

Vineyard

87 ha under production.
Silica and gravel soils of the quaternary era.
58% Cabernet Sauvignon - 33% Merlot - 6% Petit Verdot - 3% Cabernet Franc.
Vine density : 8300 plants per hectare.

Vinification

Total destemming.
The grapes are hand-sorted before crushing.
Fermentation: 6-8 days at 26 -28 Celsius.
Maceration: 28-30 days.
Ageing for 12 months in french oak barrels(medium toast) which 50% are new.
An ultra light fining is done but no filtration occurs prior to bottling.