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CLOS CHANTE L'ALOUETTE

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Type: Dry red

Appellation: Saint-Emilion

Site & Vines: 3.5 hectares on predominantly ferrugineous sandy soil with iron.

60% Merlot, 40% Cab Franc.

Vinification & Elevage:  Soils plowed and harrowed. Hand harvested and separated. Thermoregulation with a 25 day cuvaison. Aged for 18 months, 12 of which are in oak barrels. 

Age-ability: Age 3 years, can last 8-10 

Suggested Pairings: meat pies, chicken, and cheese

Notes: Fruit forward, juicy and very drinkable young. 

CHATEAU FRANC-POURRET, GRAND CRU

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Type: Dry red

Appellation:  Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Site & Vines:  On top of the hill of Saint-Emilion, one of the geologically older sites in the village with limestone bedrock. 45 year old vines.

60% Merlot, 40% Cab Franc.

Winemaking & aging:  Soils plowed and harrowed.  Hand harvested and separated. Thermoregulation with a 25 day vatting. aged for 18 months in 20-30% oak barrels. 

Age-ability:  Best between 6-18 years old

Suggested Pairings:  Red meat, game, Dishes in a sauce, and cheese

Notes:  This is a robust and elegant Saint Emilion that is very approachable young. A few months on release and the tannins are well integrated, offering deep, intense red fruit, pronounced minerality, and a long, velvety finish.

Vignobles Ouzoulias

Saint-Emilion

http://www.ouzoulias-vins.com

Certified Organic

Claire and her brother are the 6th generation in the Ouzoulias family to own and farm three small estates in Saint-Emilion. Their father Pierre was an early believer and adopter of organic farming in the Bordeaux region and began converting the estates to organic farming in the 80’s. All three have been certified organic since 1989, and the same hands on in the vineyard, hands off in the cellar approach is taken at all three estates: soils are tilled, yields average 45hl/ha, harvest is done by hand, sorting   takes place at the vineyard, native yeast ferments, 12-18mo ageing in barrel, estate bottled. Château Franc Pourret is 5 ha of Saint Emilion Grand Cru, 60% Merlot, 40% Cab Franc, planted on clay limestone. Clos Chante l’Alouette is 3.5 hectares on predominantly sandy soil with iron. 60% Merlot, 40% Cab Franc. Domaine du Haut Patarabet is 3.5 ha of Saint Emilion Grand Cru on sandy clay, 60% Merlot, 40% Cab Franc.