Château Balestard la Tonnelle 2017
Pure expression of Saint Emilionnais limestone plateau. 70% of Merlot, 25% of Cabernet Franc and 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The château’s reputation dates back to François Villon who cited it in a poem that is reproduced on the label of the grand vin.
Located a stone’s throw from the medieval town of Saint-Émilion, atop a slope on a clay-limestone plateau, the charming vineyard has a superb terroir. The present owner, Jacques Capdemourlin, manages the estate with the greatest care and attention.
The wine is fermented the traditional way and then aged in oak barrels, half of which are new every year. Combining respect for the terroir, tradition, and the best modern techniques, Balestard La Tonnelle produces full-bodied wine of extreme elegance, one of the finest grands crus classés in Saint-Émilion