Chateau Mangot 2015
Chateau Mangot 2015, from the St Emilion Grand Cru appellation, is a faithful portrait of our 4 terroirs spread between the foot of the slopes, slopes, terraces and plateaux. The 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon blend is also representative of the 21 plots that make up our vineyards. After tasting the grapes, we harvest them plot by plot according to grape variety, but also and above all according to terroir, altitude, exposure and age of the vines.
Vinification batch by batch enables us to adapt the extraction process pumping over, rack and return, making it possible to respect the integrity, style and personality of each grape. The fermentation tanks each correspond to one terroir, one grape variety, and they are carefully isolated after pressing for the malolactic fermentation stage.
Chateau Mangot is owned by the Todeschini Family. Although their name sounds Italian, their history in Saint-Émilion goes back centuries. Nowadays the vineyards and cellar are managed by the brothers Yann and Karl. The wines of the Château perfectly represent the power and strength of the region, but also have a contemporary elegance and refinement. Most of the wines are Merlot driven, but the Château recognizes the importance of exploring the capacity of the later ripening varieties as Cabernet Franc. They make some great experiments with this ground gaining variety.
The Chateau owns 37 ha on limestone soil. The variety of expositions and altitudes provide a complexity, strength and low ph in their wines. As Bordeaux-specialist wine shop we regard this less familiar Chateau as a great asset to our range. Chateau La Brande is owned by the Todeschini family. The family also owns Chateau Mangot in Saint-Émilion. La Brande is located in neighboring Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux. Castillon is an emerging wine region. Less known and therefore less costly. Many great producers from Saint-Emilion praise the area for its cooler exposition. Due to the hilly landscape and the east-facing vineyards, it can be up to 2 degrees cooler here than in Saint-Emilion.