Nose

It presents aromas of ripe fruit against a subtle background of vanilla.

Palate

On the palate it is harmoniously warm, round and fruity (fig and blackberry), the whole supported by smooth tannins.

Growing Conditions

The health of the vines is carefully monitored and viticulture follows the laws of nature. Thinning, pruning and careful control of the fruit are managed to ensure the quality of the grapes. The vines of Château Saint-Christophe (located around the commune of Saint-Christophe-des- Bardes) live well on the plateau of Saint-Emilion. Rooted for on average half a century in a terroir rich in clay and limestone, the vines soak up just enough rain to flower abundantly in the southwestern sun. Generations of artisan winemakers have passed on their experience of caring for these beautiful plants. Year after year, the grapes grow rich and sweet. The Richard family and their team work daily in the vineyard. As sustainable farming aims to minimize the use of pesticides and herbicides, the health of the vines is carefully monitored and viticulture follows the laws of nature. Thinning, pruning and careful control of the fruit are managed to ensure the quality of the grapes. The best bunches, destemmed and hand-sorted, end up in the vat for a complex work of alchemy orchestrated by oenologist Marc Quertinier. After that the story remains in the shadows, until mandatory sampling reveals a new vintage.

Harvest

The best bunches, destemmed and hand-sorted, end up in the vat for a complex work of alchemy. mechanical, manual

Winemaking

The wine, assembled with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

Aging

The wine is then aged in french oak barrels for twelve months before being bottled unfiltered.

Appearance

A beautiful ruby red colour.

Food Pairing

It can be enjoyed on its own or with sauced meat dishes.