A truly unique nose full of bright cherry, plum and distinct varietal expression.


this wine has a lovely soft entry with the Merlot while the Cabernet franc gives it its structure. The beauty in this wine is the balance and length of the finish with sweet lingering tannins. Recommended to decant. This wine can easily be enjoyed over the following 20+ years.

Growing Conditions

Le Chatelet Vineyard is located just two minutes east of downtown St. Emilion. The vineyard is 7 acres and has a gently sloping northern exposure. The top of the vineyard is rocky limestone and finishes with clay at the lowest point of the estate. We select blocks of cabernet franc and merlot planted to these two different soil types. We consider this venture as “back to the roots” embracing Philippe’s heritage. The wines are seamlessly integrated and balanced expressing the essence of crushed rocks that is distinctively terroir of St. Emilion.

Soil composition: Limestone, Clay Year Planted: 1975 Size: 7 acres Vine Spacing: 5’ x 3’ Location: next to downtown St. Emilion, France Clones: unknown Elevation: 600’ Appellation: Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe Varietals: Cabernet franc and Merlot First Vintage Produced: 2006

his small production effort from Philippe's homeland has become a cherished member of our portfolio of wines. Imported by us and offered only to our loyal customers, this stunning wine has quickly become one of our favorites.


20 months in 70% new French Oak