Chateau Arnauld Haut Medoc 2015
Chateau Arnauld Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois
Region: Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon 43% Merlot 5% Petit Verdot
Classic aromas of blackcurrant and cedar with smokey undertones, the palate is well-structured with intense notes of blackberry and plum and held together by taut tannins.
Château Arnauld owns 17.2 hectares of vineyards which have an average age of 40 years and are farmed sustainably. The vines sit on a deep, well-draining, gravel outcrop on the edge of the Gironde River. They are planted at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare, which helps to achieve a low yield per vine and an increased intensity of flavour in the finished wine.
Château Arnauld lies between Margaux and Moulis, just outside the village of Arcins, next to neighbouring estates Château Chasse-Spleen and Château Poujeaux. Formerly the Priory of Arcins and a pilgrimage site en route to Santiago de Compostela, it was renamed ‘Château Arnauld’ by Pierre-Jacques Arnauld when he bought the property in the 17th century. The Theil family, owners of nearby Château Poujeaux, bought Château Arnauld in 1956 and looked after the estate until 2007, when it was purchased by the Larose group, which includes Château Larose Trintaudon and Château Larose Perganson.