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RARECAT St Émilion

98% of our RARECAT members who ordered RARECAT St Emilion, re-ordered the wine.  A rating that matters.


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RARECAT St Émilion
2015
Grand Vin, AOC St Émilion
66 year old vines


Supple and elegant but with a solid backbone with notes of red fruit and earthiness. This is a medium textured wine with a smooth, round mouth-feel.  


Winemaker Notes

The RARECAT St Émilion 2015 is a barrel select blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc grown primary limestone upper slopes and clay soils in the lower slopes. Harvested by hand.  Slow maceration in clay and stainless steel tanks.  Aged 18 months in 50% new French Oak.

About the vineyard
La Chapelle Vineyard is located in the Saint Laurent des Combes secteur of St Émilion The average age of the vines is 66 years old. The final blend is comprised from several different parcels located on various soils - Limestone on the slopes, clay towards the bottom of the hills with a touch of compacted sand on the valley floor.

$69/bottle
400 cases produced

 
Wine Specifications
St Emilion AOC, Bordeaux, France
Single vineyard: Secteur Villemaurine - plateau calcaire
Merlot + Cabernet Franc
50% New French Oak
Alcohol: 14%
Release: Summer, 2019
Story
RARECAT Wine is producing a limited amount of RARECAT St Emilion from a vineyard in the "Villemaurine secteur" of St Emilion.  RARECAT, through a long-time friendship, has special access to a world-class vineyard in St Emilion which is located on the prestigous "Plateau de Calcaire".  The vineyard has been owned and farmed by the same family for over 3 generations.  Access to this amazing vineyard is the result of friendships dating back several decades. 
 
Serving Recommendation
We recommend decanting the RARECAT St Émilion for a few hours before drinking and allowing it to come to room temperature.  This is a wine that loves food.  We recommend pairing it with a mushroom ragout, pasta with sausage, duck any way, or a beautiful aged mimolette cheese.  If you were in St Émilion, you would pair this wine with an entrecôte grilled over sarments (vine clippings) on the barbeque.
 
Most of our club members with credit cards on file prefer emailing us directly.  You choose, click order online or simply click email order and tell us how many bottles you want. Either way, you receive penny shipping if you order 6 bottles or more.
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