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Château George 7

2019

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Grape Variety: Merlot

Soil: Clay on limestone plateau

Age of Vines: 35 years

Harvest: 6th October 2019 by hand. Selective sorting according to grape maturity both manually & using the optical sorter.

Fermentation: In 500 litre French oak barrels and stainless steel thermo-regulated vats

Ageing: Matured in 225 litre French oak barrels for 18 months. 30% new and 70% 1-year old oak barrels

Alcohol Volume: 14.5% abv

Low sulphites: 2019 <75mg/l (organic limit <100mg/l)

Bottled: At the Château, July 2021

Enjoy:  2022 to 2035

 

What the experts say:

91 pts, Neal Martin, February 2022

“The 2019 George 7 offers earthy black fruit on the nose, well-defined but requiring time to open. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, lovely, pure, fleshy red and black fruit and seamlessly integrated oak on the finish. An excellent Fronsac in the making." Drinking window 2024-2038.”  

 

En primeur tasting scores:

 

92 pts, Jane Anson Decanter, May 2020

“Bright zippy, great freshness to the fruit. A plush 100% Merlot, with layers of chocolate and damson that build up over the palate. Another good Fronsac in the 2019 vintage, from a new winery now in its 3rd vintage. 30% new oak.”  

 

90 pts, Jeb Dunnock, June 2020

“Lots of red plums, licorice, baking spices and hints of chocolate emerge from the 2019 Château George 7, loaded with fruit, this beauty has sweet tannins and a soft, charming style that’s going to drink nicely on release.”

 

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