Château Moncets Lalande de Pomerol 2014, Bordeaux, France

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.