Situated in the heart of Saint-Emilion’s prestigious vineyard slopes and a close neighbour of such famous estates as La Mondotte and Tertre Roteboeuf, Château Godeau was acquired by the Florisoone family at the end of 2012. Heirs to a long wine-growing tradition and the former coowners of Château Calon Ségur, Albéric et Agnès Florisoone saw the potential in this lovely 7 hectare wine estate to express all the passion they feel for the land and for wine-growing. With the help of the team at the estate and with Stéphane Derenoncourt as the consultant winemaker, this young winemaking generation is today breathing new energy into its vineyard through careful precision work, painstaking effort and constant high standards allied to a dash of audacity.
This wine-growing philosophy combined with estate’s magnificent terroir makes Château Godeau one of the great heirs to Saint-Emilion’s wine heritage
10% Cabernet Franc
Soil – Age of the Vineyard
Sloping limestone-based with a clay texture
45 years old – 3,50 Hectares
Winemaking: alcoholic fermentation in small volume thermo-regulated tanks that are plunged manually; malolactic fermentation in barrels
Ageing: wine aged in barrels for 18 months, 1/3 which is done in new french oak barrels
A very deep colour with a classy nose, characteristic of the place where the wine is produced. Oriental spices come through with black fruit aromas and hints of rare-cooked roasted meat juice. Powerful and rich on the palate, the wine has kept its youthful spirit. This is a dense, complex and vigorous wine which will be able to relax once in bottle.