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Bois Cardinale

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

We produce certain vintages of our second wine, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, in limited quantity.

Bois Cardinale

PROFILE

Bois Cardinale is made with grapes from young vines and with press wine, and benefits from the same lavish attention paid to all our vines.

This Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is aged in French oak barrels with 70% new barrels.

Bois Cardinale

TASTING NOTES

With its garnet-red and carmine tints, a bouquet of fresh fruit and hints of undergrowth, Bois Cardinale reaches its peak after two to three years.

Specifications

Appellation:

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Surface area:

23.5 hectares (58.07 acres)

Average age of vines:

38 years

Density of plantation:

6225 / 8000 vines / ha (old / young plants)

Type of soils:

Clay and limestone, 7 types of soils:

Brunisols issus de la Molasse du Fronsadais
Calcisols issus de la Molasse du Fronsadais
Calcisols issus de la Molasse de l’Agenais
Calcosols issus de la Molasse du Fronsadais
Calcosols sur Calcaires à Astéries
Calcosols issus d’argiles vertes à nodules calcaires
Colluviosols calcaires

Planting:

76% Merlot
18% Cabernet Franc
6% Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest:

Manual, in small crates
Sorting by density (Tribaie) and manual sorting

Vinification:

Stainless steel vats

Ageing:

12 to 14 months - new French oak

Average production:

15 000 bottles

Distribution:

100% Place of Bordeaux

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