chateau saint martial saint emilion

Château Saint Martial Saint Emilion Grand Cru

This estate was created two centuries ago on the banks of the Dordogne, in Saint Emilion, on the site of the old chapel of Saint Martial, destroyed in 1792. It belongs to the Dupeyrat family since that time. The vineyard spreads on a plateau, on sandy-gravel soils. Its 4 hectares are planted with the finest grape varieties of Saint Emilion. The menhir: There was a Neolithic stonemason workshop near the menhir of Saint Martial. This menhir, 5 meters high, gave its name to the «hameau» and has an offering hole. It is classified as a historical monument.

Grape varieties
80% Merlot
20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Age of the Vineyard – Area
40 years – 4 Hectares
Sandy gravel

Grapes are destemmed and pressed before vatting. Wine batches are pumped every day during the fermentation. Temperature control. Vatting lasts 3 weeks. Then, the wine is aged during 12 mont for 35% in ciment vats, 25% in new oak barrel and 40% in aged oak barrel.

Tasting Notes
This wine has a beautiful dress, a deep color, it has a powerful, expressive nose marked mainly by the fruit. On the palate, it is woody, supple with ripe fruit and a silky finish.

Suggested dishes
It can be paired with a filet mignon with honey sauce and fresh vegetables.