Château Meaume, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2016

  Château Meaume

Alan and Sue Johnson-Hill’s Chateau in the commune of Maransin produces excellent Merlot dominated wines, full of character and fruit. The 2016 is packed with notes of mulberry and gravel. It is quite dense, with a delightfully sweet mid-palate of hedgerow fruit, sweet cherry and clove. Everything is in perfect harmony; the tannins are so refined one can almost miss them, but they frame the wine and give it the structure to last for 8-10 years. Another excellent value from Meaume!

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Meaume

Chateau Meaume is situated roughly 15 kilometres north of Libourne in the commune of Maransin. The Johnson-Hills acquired this historic chateau in 1980 and quickly implemented a modernisation program. A new cuverie was built to house 16 temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. An addition to this, a new insulated maturation chai with 11 stainless steel tanks was constructed and the old chai was renovated for use as the 'barrique veillissement chai'.

Although firm believers in technology, the Johnson-Hills recognise that vineyard management is paramount to producing excellent wine. Traditional agricultural methods are used in favour of chemical fertilizers. The Chateau has its own herd of cattle, which provides a constant supply of organic matter for the vineyards…

The wines are the result of traditional farming, modern technology and a lot of hard work and passion. Typically produced from 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines are full of character and can be enjoyed from a relatively early age.

Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur

Bordeaux Supérieur, as the name suggests, offers a superior version of Bordeaux AOC wines. This is fostered by the higher quality standards to which viticulturists and vintners must adhere to in order to have Supérieur specified on their wine label.

Grape Blend: Merlot | Cab. Sauvignon | Cab. Franc

Three of the classic Bordeaux varieties. A relatively rare blend for the right bank, where Cabernet Sauvignon plays a greater role than Cabernet Franc (Figeac being one of the few examples), while on the left bank this is most likely to crop up in the communes with cooler, damper soils such as St Estèphe.