Clos Cantenac is a small but seductive 6 hectares property made up of four main parcels of vines carefully planted on an exceptional “terroir” of deep gravels, sand and clay over broken limestone situated close to the prehistoric. When they purchased this enchanting St Emilion Grand Cru Property in late 2006, the initial challenge was to take control of the day-to-day management of the vines, then to improve the vineyard architecture, and finally to renovate the ancient 200 year old winery in preparation for their first harvest in late September 2007. In 2017 Charlotte Krajewski joined the team as Technical Director and Chief Wine Maker after having spent the previous ten years working overseas in six countries and on four continents. Charlotte brings with her much accumulated knowledge and experience from around the world, yet they still continue to work in a very traditional way and proudly respect both the history and culture of the region in order to produce our fine wines.
Grape: 100% Merlot
Vinification: Saignée, cold maceration (7-8°C) for 7 days to develop fruit aromas. Alcoholic fermentation (25°C) for 5 days with regular pumping over. Post-fermentation macerating (28-29°C) for 15-20 days, due to the exceptional fruit quality. Malo-lactic fermentation in oak barrels. Aged in New Oak and 90% 2nd and 3rd year Oak for 12months