Château George 7
Grape Variety: Merlot
Soil: Clay on limestone plateau
Age of Vines: 35 years
Harvest: By hand. Selective sorting according to grape maturity both manual & 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: <75mg/l (organic limit <100mg/l)
Bottled: At the Château
2019 vintage: July 2021 2020 vintage: August 2022
Enjoy: 2022 to 2035
What the experts say:
Decanter World Wine Awards 2022
“Lovely perfumed nose displaying fragrant scents of plum, cassis, elegant spices and smoky tones with wood nuances. Firm, concentrated and long ".
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.”
92 pts, Jane Anson, February 2023
“A delicious wine in the 2020 vintage, juicy and ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit, immediately appealing with an edge of smoke and a kick of freshness, great Fronsac typicality. Owner Sally Evans is turning this 3ha estate into a name to follow after just a few vintages."