Chateau L’Evangile 2009
Chateau L’Evangile 2009 is one of the oldest properties in Pomerol. In fact, Chateau L’Evangile 2009 has a long history dating all the way back to 1741. Chateau L’Evangile was founded by the Leglise family who resided in Libourne. The first mention the Pomerol estate was under the name of Domaine de Fazilleau and later Le Domaine de L’Evangile ou de Fazilleau.
Chateau L’Evangile was well established by the start of the 19th century. In fact, the original vineyards of Chateau L’Evangile at that time, are not really not that much different than what it is today. For all intents and purposes, things have not really changed all that much in 200 years, with the exception of a large parcel of new land acquired in 2012. It remained the property of the Chaperon family until 1990 when Simone Ducasse sold a 70% stake of the property to the owners of the famous, First Growth, Pauillac estate, Chateau Lafite Rothschild.
The remaining shares were purchased in 1999. The previous owner Madame Ducasse was not a fan of using new, oak barrels. In part, it was simply due to the expense, she did not want to spend the money.
The Wine needs time before it begins to show its true character. L’Evangile needs at least 10-15 years of aging in good vintages until it is ready to be enjoyed.
Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Evangile offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 12-40 years of age after the vintage.
Chateau L’Evangile is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. It is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.