Chateau La Serre St. Emilion Gran Cru 2019 French Red Bordeaux Wine 750 mL

$75.99

The estate spreads over 18 acres between Villemaurine and Trottevieille, on shallow clay over limestone – the road dividing the two major vineyard parcels on Château La Serre is in fact blocked off, since there is an old limestone quarry below the vineyard and it’s dangerous for cars to drive over it. The vineyards consist of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 35 years.

Description

Château La Serre has an exceptional position in the very heart of Saint-Emilion, six hundred feet from the town ramparts of this magical UNESCO protected area, on outstanding limestone soils with a due south exposure. The history of the property dates to the 15th century, with the residence constructed at the end of the 17th century by a prominent local family. Arnaud d’Arfeuille’s grandfather purchased the property in 1956, and his father Luc in particular worked on renovating the vineyards and cellars to produce wine equal to its terroir.

Reviewed by:
William Kelley
Release Price:
NA
Drink Date:
2021 – 2037

Exhibiting aromas of cherries, plums, sweet berries and vanilla pod, the 2019 La Serre is medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless, with a generous core of succulent fruit and supple, melting tannins. This is a charming wine from a small, four-hectare vineyard located on Saint-Émilion’s limestone plateau (near Château Trotteveille) that has recently undergone extensive replanting.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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