Château Poitevin • Cru Bourgeois 2016

Wine tasting note

The 2016 vintage of Château Poitevin has a beautiful ruby color with streaks of purple. The intense nose exudes complex aromas of blackberry and cherries, tobacco, honey. The palate is silky with velvety tannins, and good acidity. It is fleshy and graceful at the same time as powerful, with a good length in the mouth, balance and finesse. A very promising wine.

Awards and press comments

88/100


Decanter

16-17.5/20


Gault & Millau

90/100


James Suckling

16/20


Jancis Robinson

16/20


eRobert Parker

89-91/100


Yves Beck

91/100


Anthocyanes

89-90/100


Jonathan Choukroun Chicheportiche

2016 • Notebook

2016 brings together all the criteria for a very good vintage. The winter was mild and rainy, and the spring relatively cool, with a slow vegetative period. From the end of June, the vintage changed radically in profile, with very sunny Summer and beginning of autumn, allowing a homogeneous flowering, a good fertilization, and a veraison in good conditions.The ripening cycle of the grapes took place in a context of strong thermal amplitudes, ensuring ideal conditions, and allowing to reach an optimal maturity and concentration of sugar in the grapes.

  • Pruning : Double Guyot method
  • Culture : To avoid the use of herbicides, the area between the rows of vines is grassed over at all times.
  • Leaf stripping : Leaf thinning of the fruit bearing part of the vine
  • Treatments : Use of agro-chemicals in compliance with the Terra Vitis Certification
  • Average Yield : 47 Hl/Ha
  • Harvest : Plot selection according to quality and mechanical harvest
  • Harvest : Plot selection according to quality and mechanical harvest
  • Pressing : Vertical press.
  • Fermentation : Low-temperature Maceration, alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated vats to preserve the freshness of the fruit and long vatting.
  • Aging : 14 months of barrels, with an average of 30% new oak barrels. The quality and the intensity of heating of the barrels are chosen according to the typicity of each batch.
  • Bottling : On-Site bottling, on bottling line complying with the ISO 9002 standards.
  • Cork : Natural cork that have been checked for not presenting any TCA bacteria
  • Recommended storage period : 10 to 15 years

Château Poitevin will pair nicely with some recipes made from red meats, stewed-meat, duck confit, game, bordelaise-style lamprey, funghi porcini mushrooms, fresh pasta with truffles, and of course with many cheeses like Camembert, Brie, Saint-Nectaire, Maroilles, Comté.

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GRAPES

Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Petit Verdot

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STORAGE PERIOD

10 to 15 years

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ALCOHOL BY VOLUME

13°

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TASTING TEMPERATURE

16° – 18°

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