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Grape Varieties: Merlot & Cabernet Franc
Chateau Teyssier is located in the tiny wine appellation of Montagne Saint Emilion. The vineyard dates back to 15th century and it surrounds a charming 18th century Chatreuese. The vineyard covers 21 hectares on a clay/limestone hillside to the north-east of St Emilion, and has recently undergone considerable investment in the vineyard, as well as in the Cellar where the vinification chai was completely renovated in 1999. The grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks and then aged in barrels, 30% new, for a year before bottling. The average age of the vines is an impressive 35 years and the annual production is 55,000 bottles.
Tasting Note: This cuvée is defined by freshness and elegance, rather than power and tannin. There is plenty of bramble fruit on the palate, while the long finish shows charm and poise.