Château Teyssier, St Emillion Grand Cru, 2010

  Château Teyssier

Chateau Teyssier dates back to the 18th century, however, the vineyards have expanded dramatically in the last 10 years. Jonathan Maltus has made some shrewd purchases to both increase the volume and the quality of this well liked estate. Now production is some 15,000 cases, which makes it one of if not the biggest estate in the St Emilion commune. Produced from 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, this offers ripe black cherry notes and vanilla on the nose. The palate is packed with little black berries; very pure and seductive with ample length of flavour, real intensity, fine tannins and a delightful, fresh, pure fruit finish.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Teyssier

Teyssier is a Grand Cru, located in the appellation of St Emilion. The history of winemaking at the estate stretches back to 1714, but the estate has undergone a revolution in since the now proprietor, Jonathan Maltus took the reins in the mid nineties. Ambitious purchasing has seen the estate grow into one of the biggest on the right bank. Total production is now up to 15,000 cases, produced from numerous terroirs. The result is spectacular; Teyssier is one of the most consistent and high quality wines from Bordeaux at this price level.

Appellation: St Emilion

St-Émilion is a very different region to those of the Médoc, dominated by small-holding farmers and estates rather than grand Châteaux. Merlot is widely planted as is Cabernet Franc in some parts. The wines are enormously variable in style depending on the terroir, the grape variety make-up and winemaking style. Loosely the region is divided between the limestone Côtes, Graves or gravelly limestone plateau or the sandy alluvial soils nearer the Dordogne. Traditionally Médoc wines were trade from Bordeaux and St Emilions from Libourne so they have their own classification system separate to that of 1855. The classification is revised every ten years and falls into four categories, St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé
Most of the district's best properties are either on the steep, clay-limestone hillsides immediately below the town or on a gravelly section of the plateau west of St Emilion itself abutting Pomerol. There are several high profile estates in the region, including Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Figeac, Le Dôme, Valandraud and Pavie.

Grape Blend: Merlot | Cab. Franc

Cabernet Franc with its unique herb infused red berry fragrance, adds backbone and acidity to the sensual, round favours of Merlot. This is as tried and tested combination used in the vast majority of serious St Emilion and Pomerol blends.