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|Blend:||65% Cab Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc, 3% Petit Verdot|
|Winemaker:||Jean, Pierre, and David Raimond|
|Vineyard:||Planted in 1976, 30 ha|
|Aging:||Wines are aged for 12 months in barrel and 20-24 months in bottle|
Château Aney was built in 1850 by the family that gave it its name. The domaine thrived and earned Cru Bourgeois status, but by the mid-twentieth century the land was no longer being farmed and the château had fallen into disrepair. In 1972 Jean Raimond and his son, Pierre, bought the property, rehabilitated the vineyards, and refurbished the winery and cellars. This marked a new era for Château Aney; which fittingly achieved Cru Bourgeois status for a second time in 1978. Today Pierre runs the estate along with his son, David, producing wines of class and elegance. Château Aney’s wines have finesse and balance that make them both approachable now and perfect for longer aging.
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
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