"A very minerally red with blueberry, chalk and berry aromas and flavors. Full body, salty, chalky and stony character. Impressive." James Suckling - 93-94
80% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vineyard : 15 hectares, sand clay soils with iron dross sub-soil.
Average age of vines : 30 years
Barrel aging : 16 month, 60% new oak – 40% barrels of one year.
Château Chauvin was acquired by Sylvie Cazes in May 2014. This beautiful estate of 15 hectares is located in the north-west part of Saint-Émilion, close to Pomerol.
The vineyard is in a single block surrounding the property, thereby facilitating the meticulous vineyard work carried out by the team at the Château. It is mostly planted with Merlot (75%), which expresses itself admirably in this vineyard. The areas showing the most clay are planted with Cabernet Franc (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%), varieties that fit in perfectly with this type of soil.