La Fleur Corbin
WHY BUY IT ?
- The qualitative investments made since 1996 led to the recognition of Château Grand Corbin Despagne
- The know-how of the Despagne family
- The Despagne family brings the same care to the development of all its wines, thus guaranteeing an excellent quality
- Very good value for money
- Wine certified organic farming
The Despagne family has been present in the history of Saint-Emilion since the 16th century, as evidenced by genealogical writings. It was Louis Despagne, whose family was a sharecropper on Cheval Blanc, who acquired the first family parcels, at a place called Corbin in 1812. It is towards the end of the 19th century that Château Grand Corbin-Despagne appears. The property obtains the title of Grand Cru Classé at the first classification of Saint-Emilion wines. Today the seventh generation of the Despagne family is represented by François Despagne. The parcels of the Fleur Corbin, located in the municipality of Montagne Saint-Emilion, are part of the vineyard of this Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion: Château Grand Corbin Despagne.
The vineyard of the Château is located on a sandy clay soil. The cultivation of the vine is done in reasoned and integrated agriculture: no herbicide was never used. The grape variety is quite classic, with a majority of Merlot, about 75%, and the rest in Cabernet Franc, about 25%. From size to harvest, all the qualitative operations are carried out in order to obtain grapes of the highest quality: disbudding, splitting, stripping, thinning and cutting. A great wine requires a great terroir with high quality grapes. Before the harvest a chemical analysis makes it possible to harvest the grapes at perfect maturity. The harvest is manual and followed by two sorts.
At the tasting, the color of this wine is deep red. This wine is balanced without excessive extraction with pretty silky tannins.
- Owner : François Despagne
- Cellar Master : Pascal Llorca