Château Beau-Site Saint-Estèphe 2016

Château Beau-Site, located on stony soils close to Château Calon Ségur, lies on ones of Médoc’s highest points and has a fantastic view over the River Gironde. This is fitting since the meaning of Beau-Site is ‘beautiful site’. Château Beau-Site is located outside the village of St. Corbian, which is at the northern extremity of the St. Estèphe appellation. There are nearly 35 hectares of vines with an average age of 35 years and the plantings are comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

After manual harvesting, the wine is vinified traditionally and then matured in oak casks (50% new) for 12-15 months.

Tasting Notes

Dark, ruby red in appearance, Château Beau-Site 
displays aromas of tobacco leaf, leather and blackcurrant on the nose.  The palate is savory and herbal with an earthy minerality and hints of tobacco smoke. 

Production Info
Vineyard name
Chateau Beau-Site
Vineyard size
88 acres
Soil composition
Clay, Sand, and Gravel
Total SO2
3.2
Bottles produced of this wine
180,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Fermentation container
Barrels
Age of Aging Container
50% New
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
12 - 15 months
Type of oak
French
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.44 %
pH level
3.6
Acidity
4.8 g/L
Dry extract
27.8 g/L