Chateau Pontet Teyssier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018

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Alcohol: 14.5%

Grape(s): 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

Localization: Bordeaux, France

Tasting Notes: Château Pontet-Teyssier contains about 80% Merlot with the remaining 20% comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, a normal blending for Saint-Émilion estates. The wine is considered very fruity and subtle with a distinctive red ruby color. It is the epitome of finesse and elegance.

The Domain: Château Pontet-Teyssier is actually about 3 hectares (about 8 1/2 acres) and produces between 1,250 -1,500 cases annually, depending upon the yield differences of each vintage.
Martine and Julian Palau purchased Château Pontet-Teyssier in 1976 along with a larger property called Château Laroche on the opposite side of the Garonne River. Madame Palau immediately set out to upgrade both the properties and vineyards. Today, the combined châteaux has more than doubled to 48 hectares, with more than 31 under vine, making it a rather sizeable estate for the area.