2015 was a great vintage, especially for wines grown on the limestone and clay-limestone terroirs of Saint-Émilion. It benefited from quick, even flowering, a hot, dry summer, and a beautiful autumn.
Colour: Inky dark ruby colour with a purple hue
Nose: Aromatic bouquet of black and red fruit (blackcurrant, cherry, blackberry and mulberry as well as bilberry and blueberry) with tones of spice and undergrowth. A subtle nose.
Palate: On the palate fine tannins appear, which are both elegant and silky. Could be kept for between 15 and 30 years.
Grape Varieties: 72 % Merlot – 16% Cabernet Franc – 7% Cabernet Sauvignon – 1% Pressac (Malbec) – 2% Carmenère – 2% Petit Verdot
Aging: 20 months including 18 in barrel (50% new)
Awards: 94pts – James Suckling; 93pts – Jeb Dunnuck – 91pts – Decanter; 90pts – Wine Spectator
History of Chateau de Pressac
Château de Pressac is a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru classé located just south of Saint-Étienne de Lisse, situated just east of the medieval town of Saint-Émilion.
The wine castle that was erected during the Middle Ages has a significant history in double meaning.
This is where the French beat the English in 1453 in Castillon-la-Bataille which ended the 100 years’ war. In the mid-18th century, it was the owners at that time who planted for the first time in Bordeaux “l’Auxerrois” from Quercy or “Noir de Pressac” as it was called, or “Malbec” as the grape variety is called today.
The Château Pressac Estate covers 42 hectares of one-piece land, of which 36 hectares of vineyards. Dominique and Jean-François Quenin have been owners since 1997.