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Chateau St-Esteve, Ganymede, Corbieres-Boutenac, 2018 (1x75cl)

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Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Grape Variety: Carignan | Syrah | Grenache | Mourvèdre
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14.5%
Availability:50+ for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: FRLR0229B18S
£27.50

Awarded 17 points (of 20) on Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (www.JancisRobinson.com) - reviewer Tamlyn Currin MW - in May 2021 (see blue link below).

Chateau St-Esteve, Ganymede, Corbieres-Boutenac, 2018 - jancisrobinson.com May 2021 review

Situated in the south of France, near the Mediterranean coast, the estate is located in the heart of Corbières, on the terroir of Boutenac, with its clay-limestone soils and round pebbles, in a century-old pine forest. Château Saint-Estève revels in the beauty and the charm of a protected landscape. This is a special place: the estate echoes to singing cicadas in summer, sits among magnificent pine trees and visitors can admire the garrigue, blue sky, protruding rocks and magnificent nature.

Owner Eric Latham has been cultivating the Château's 120 ha of vineyards since 1984. The adventurous and daring spirit of the family, has been strongly influenced by the experiences of their ancestors and their bold lifestyle choices. For example, his great-grand-uncle, Hubert Latham, an aviation pioneer, was known for his attempts to cross the Channel and his rivalry with Louis Blériot. Eric's grand-father, Henry de Monfreid was a famous adventurer, photographer and writer, native to Corbières and best known for his exploits in the Red Sea.

The appellation Corbières-Boutenac was created in 2005, gathering the best terroirs of Corbières.

Calcareous-clay poor soil with round pebbles. South/south-east exposure, rocky hillside-backed, at an altitude of 180 meters.

This wine is a blend of 40% Carignan, 30% Syrah, 20 % Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre.

For more/full details of this wine, see the blue link below for a detailed data sheet from/by the Château themselves.

Chateau St-Esteve, Ganymede, Corbieres-Boutenac - fiche technique

Garnet colour with ruby glints. Intense nose of ripe fruits (blueberry, blackcurrant), spices and vanilla. In mouth, cocoa and praline notes. Tannins are silky and round. Carignan brings elegance and freshness to this distinguished wine.