2016 Les Asteries 75CL
The 2016 Les Asteries is composed of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, aged in 80% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it charges forth with exuberant wild blueberries, raspberry preserves and baked plums scents with an undercurrent of espresso, chargrill, wood smoke and licorice.
"Les Asteries was the first of the micro-Cuvee wines in our 'Single Vineyard Series' based on the cotes that hug the town of Saint Emilion - the land of the Saint Emilion Grand Crus Classes. The vines survived the frost of 1956 and date back over eighty years. Prior to our purchase they were a component of Château Fonroque.
Les Asteries exhibits a fantastic mineral quality which is in keeping with a belt of terroir that passes through from Châteaux Belair, Canon, and Clos Fourtet. We named the wines Les Asteries after the hardest form of limestone - calcaire a asteries - on which the vineyard is situated. It is unlike any other wine that we make." - Jonathan Maltus
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