Chapelle de Potensac
WHY BUY IT ?
- Second wine of Château Potensac elaborated with the same care
- Know-how of the Delon family also owner of the Castles Léoville Las Cases and Nénin
- Renowned consulting oenologist: Éric Boissenot
- A wine that receives every year good marks by journalists for a second wine
- A wine that will be tasted before its eldest
- Chapelle de Potensac is for Robert Parker one of the most reliable quality / price in Bordeaux
Château Potensac has a long family history. Indeed, this estate belongs to the Delon family since a very long time and has always been passed down from generation to generation by the women of the family. Today, the estate is run by Jean-Hubert Delon, who keeps it from his paternal grandmother, Georgette Liquard.
Château Potensac is generally recognized as one of the major growths of the Médoc appellation. Moreover, it is the only one, at the classification of Crus Bourgeois of 2003 of the Médoc appellation, to have been classified Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel. La Chapelle de Potensac was created and released by Jean-Hubert Delon in 2002. This elegant second wine made with respect for tradition has a very good balance based on roundness and freshness.
Terroir & Vinification
The vineyardof Chapelle de Potensac is composed as follows: 56% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The yield is about 44 hectoliter per hectare on a clay-limestone soil typical of this appellation. After a vinification plot, the breeding lasts a dozen months and takes place in oak barrels. The result is a very well balanced Medoc, roundness and freshness. Like all second wines, he will soon be ready to drink, to let his eldest wait.
At the tasting, this second wine expresses all its freshness and finesse, with certainly less power than its big brother, but with an expulsion of much younger fruit which allows to have a wine at its peak earlier.
- Owners: DELON Family
- Operations Manager: Jacques DEPOIZIER
- Cellar master: Didier CHADOURNE
- Oenologists: Éric BOISSENOT
- Head of culture: Michel LAFFORGUE
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