Chateau Mangot is situated on a superb hillside limestone outcropping, the same limestone configurations that geologically underwrite Saint-Emilion’s most celebrated properties. Estate owners Jean-Guy and Anne-Marie Todeschini emphasize extraordinary vineyard care, low yields, exacting winemaking standards, and an enthusiasm for innovation to produce some very well-made, truly interesting right bank Bordeaux. The 28-hectare vineyard is planted with vines averaging 40 years of age, primarily Merlot with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Grapes are vinified by variety, parcel, and terroir in a strategy that allows for greatest control of results.
This cuvée is a blend of Merlot (85%) with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc and
Cabernet Sauvignon aged 14 months in oak barrels. On the nose it offers flattering warm plums and other ripe fruits and spices. It has a bright fruit-driven,fleshy palate, with a long finish and fine tannins.