The Château Moncets Estate is our oldest vineyard. Created in 1770, it bears the name of the Général de Moncets who purchased it in 1872. Bought in 2012 by a French family company, the vines and cellars have been totally rehabilitated in order to sustain the vineyard and to integrate a second vineyard the “Château de Chambrun”. Soil: Clay. Average age of vines: 40 yrs. Winegrowing: Natural grass growing. Integrated wine growing. Sustainable winegrowing process. 2014 vintage – 66% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels – 1/4 new oak and 3/4 of 1 year oak. This Merlot-dominated wine brings out both the juicy fruit typical of the vintage and a tight, smoky character that lends perfume. Still young, it’s fIrmly structured and will age well.