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2016 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Château Tertre de la Mouleyre

The cellar in which Eric Jeanneteau raises his single wine, a beautiful red Saint-Émilion grand cru, is an unadorned building on the family estate in Saint-Étienne de Lisse. Jeanneteau varies his vinification quite a bit depending on each vintage’s conditions, and the results can be fascinating, even startling, like hearing the same symphony interpreted by different conductors. This wine is supple, vibrant, and alive. The cellar may be plain, but there’s a true chef d’orchestre inside.

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$85.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: St-Émilion Grand Cru
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Producer: Château Tertre de la Mouleyre
Winemaker: Eric Jeanneteau
Vineyard: 50 years for 1.35 ha, 30 years for .15 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: 35% of wine ages in cuves; 65% ages in new barrels
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 14.5%

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About Bordeaux

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Often considered the wine capital of the world, Bordeaux and its wines have captured the minds, hearts, and wallets of wine drinkers for centuries. For many, the wines provide an inalienable benchmark against which all other wines are measured.

Bordeaux is divided into three winegrowing regions with the city that gives the region its name in the near geographical center. The “right bank,” or the area located east of the Dordogne River, produces wines that are predominantly Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The “left bank” is located to the west of the Garonne River and produces wines dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

The third region, Entre-Deux-Mers, lies between both rivers and produces white wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and Muscadelle. Though technically in the left bank, it is worth noting the appellation of Sauternes, which produces arguably the world’s most famous sweet wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and Muscadelle as well.

Though many top Bordeaux wines are sold en primeur (in advance of their bottling) and often through a middleman known as a negoçiant, Kermit has always preferred to purchase directly from the winemaker. For more than three decades he has sought out small producers, who make classic Bordeaux wines and are willing to play outside the negoçiant system. This ethic has led to longstanding relationships, excellent prices, and perhaps most important—wines of great value and longevity.

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