Wine Type: Red Wine
Aging Potential: Drink now
Serving Temperature: 17-18 °C
Alcohol Level: 14%
Chantegrive is situated in the only French appellation to bear the name of the soil which it consists of: the Graves appellation. Graves means gravel or pebbles. These are quartz, silex or jasper minerals rolled down from the Pyrennees by the prehistoric Garonne river. These stones store the heat of the sun during the day and restore it during the night, thus providing the important element of temperature consistency which results in the quality that is typical in the wines of the Graves appellation.
The Graves vineyards are framed to the west by the forests of Les Landes, which protect the vines from oceanic storms, and to the east by the Garonne river, whose humidity prevents drought. Ever since the quaternary period our terroir has been created by the deposits of silt and rocks brought here from the Pyrenees by exceptional flooding of the Garonne river.
These gravelly outcrops, which include pebbles, stones, sand, and clay deposits, are the basis of our soils, which lie on a limestone and clay subsoil
The 2019 Chantegrive is a powerful, dense Graves. Black cherry jam,licorice, spice, gravel, incense, and earthiness abound in this dense,powerful red. There is quite a bit of potential, especially if the tanninssoften. Tasted two times.
- Deep ruby
- Aromas of very ripe black fruits and tobacco, mouth excessively marked by woodiness which gives an unpleasant bitterness at this stage.
- The 2019 Chantegrive is a powerful, dense Graves. Black cherry jam,licorice, spice, gravel, incense, and earthiness abound in this dense,powerful red. There is quite a bit of potential, especially if the tanninssoften. Tasted two times.