Château Monbousquet

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Château Monbousquet

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Appellation Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Location south-west of the town of Saint Emilion
Area under vine 79 acres
Grape varieties 60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc, 10% cabernet sauvignon
Average age of the vines 38 years
Annual production 8300 cases


GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS 
32 hectares with greatly diverse terroirs: - sandy and sandy-clay soil with ironpan at a depth of 60-80 m - sandy-gravel soil - sandy-clay soil

viticulture Pruned to six spurs, green harvesting, leaf thinning, picking and sorting by hand.

FERMENTATION The old fermentation cellar was recently rebuilt and now houses temperaturecontrolled stainless steel vats. A new ageing cellar was also built.

AGEING 18-24 months in new oak barrels with racking every 3 months. The final blending

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