Chateau Potensac - Medoc - 750ml

Chateau Potensac - Medoc - 750ml

Chateau Potensac

  • £38.00


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Country:France
Region:Bordeaux
Sub-Region:
Main Grape:Merlot
Second Grape:Cabernet Sauvignon
Third Grape:Cabernet Franc

The estate has been in the same family since time immemorial and has always been handed down by women. The current owner, Jean-Hubert Delon, inherited the estate from his paternal grandmother, Georgette Liquard. Although close to the river, Potensac is situated on a high point of land in North Medoc. Because of this position, the site has been populated since ancient times. The name "Medoc" in fact comes from "medio aquae" which means "in the middle of the waters";Planted on the best quality soils in the Ordonnac district, the vineyards now extend over 84 hectares on a terroir where the typical characteristics of each grape variety express themselves very distinctly and give the wine superb ageing potential; Chateau Potensacs vineyards extend mainly over hilly mounds with a limestone subsoil covered with clay and gravel outcrops containing a high proportion of gravel ("graves"). These limestone soils are very similar to those found in the Saint-Este;phe appellation. On this very special terroir, some plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc planted over 80 years ago still produce perfectly ripe, healthy grapes. The hamlet of Potensac was already cited in the first edition of Feret for the special characteristics and longevity of its wines. The estates Grand Vins vineyards are located west of Ordonnac village. Its rows of vines grow on a double thalweg of gravelly-clay. They produce a very fi ne wine with tight texture, great richness and wonderful freshness. On the palate, the wine is pure and powerful, the tannins dense and spicy, and the finish of great depth with glorious aromas. Because of these qualities, Chateau Potensac is often considered to represent the "pure Medoc style". It should be notd that Potensac was the only "Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel" of its appellation. A cracking wine and a cracking vintage;


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