Château du Prieur
Merlot, Cab. Franc and Cab. Sauvignon • Bordeaux AOC
Made from Merlot, with equal portions of both Cabernets, this is a most appealing, everyday claret. It has been specially selected by our chief winemaker, Jean-Marc Sauboua, to sit alongside the Le Chai range.
Situated five miles from the famous medieval town of Saint-Émilion, Château du Prieur is a 55-hectare estate owned by the Merit family. The domaine was founded by Emmanulle Merit and is now run by his grandson Didier with the help of the fourth generation, great grandson Arnaud. The property's vineyards are composed of clay and limestone, a combination Merlot loves, with a favourable southern exposure that ensures complete ripeness and concentration of flavour.
Didier and Arnaud produce a lush, fruit- forward blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc intended for immediate enjoyment. Elegant and long on the finish, this classic wine is an ideal partner for roast lamb, rib of beef and richly flavoured casseroles. Let the wine breathe beforehand.
Red berry, cassis and liquorice aromas. Rich, smooth plum fruit; medium-bodied with silky rounded tannins.
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Medium-bodied red
Colour: Deep ruby red