Dark intense black fruits with vanilla and spicy notes.
Duck, pork, hard cheeses and lamb.
Chateau Saint George is just 5 hectares in size and sited close to Château Pavie on the famous hill of the same name, a site where the romans used to cultivate vines. The wines are made by under the guidance from A. Vaulthier of Château Ausone which means that this Grand Cru St Emilion punches far above its weight and should be selling for twice the price ! Typically the wine is made predominately with Merlot.
Grapes are hand harvested and carefully sorted followed by a long fermentation in tank over several weeks. Malolactic fermentation in barrel to add complexity with extended ageing for 16 to 18 months before blending and bottling.
Like other vineyards in Saint-Émilion such as Château Ausone, the Pavie vineyard dates back to Roman times. It takes its name from the orchards of peaches (`pavies`) that once stood. The modern estate was assembled by Ferdinand Bouffard in the late 19th century, however, Bouffard struggled with phylloxera and, at the end of World War 1, it was sold. It passed through three ownerships until Gérard Perse bought it in 1998. In 2012, Pavie was elevated to Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status, which made it one of four such Saint-Émilion producers.
|Suitable For Vegetarians||Yes|
|Suitable For Vegans||Yes|