Château de Sours occupies 85 hectares planted with a great variety of grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for red wines; Sauvignon Blanc as well as Semillon for white wines. The vines have an average age of 40. They are close-planted to ensure deeper root growth and rigorously tended by hand throughout the year. Regular de-leafing and green-harvesting helps concentrate the character of the 'terroir' into the best fruit.
The estate dates back to the 14th century, when it served as an inn on the ‘Saint Jacques de Compostelle’ pilgrimage route to Northern Spain. The current house was built in 1792 by the Comtes du Richmond, who survived the French Revolution and subsequently renovated the property and planted its first vines.
Made from 85% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit for this wine comes from vines situated on the limestone plateau surrounding the Chateau that were picked in late September and early October in perfect sunny conditions.
The colour of the wine is a vibrant deep red to purple with an elegant and complex structure and an attractive richness on the nose with aromas of leather and hints of vanilla, cinnamon and spice. On the palate the taste is of the ripe and lush Merlot with an intensity of fine juicy fruit flavours of blackcurrants, raspberries and sherry with a soft attack of fine velvety tannins that lead to a seductively long and dry finish.
This is a wine that will continue to develop in the bottle for many years to come and will reward careful cellaring.
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