Château d’Arcole – ORGANIC

AOC Saint Emilion Grand Cru

The Story

The château owes its name to the battle of Pont d’Arcole, which pitted Napoléon’s army against Austrian soldiers in northern Italy in 1796. Mr Jean Barthe, a soldier in Napoléon’s Guard, participated in this historic victory. Thanks to a few coins of gold offered by Napoléon to those married on the same day as him, M Barthe acquired his first parcel of vines in Bordeaux. For more than two centuries, the property has passed down from generation to generation. Chateau d’Arcole is owned by Véronique Barthe and Philippe Gardère. Château d’Arcole is located in the village of Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens, in the heart of the prestigious terroir of Saint-Emilion.

Château d’Arcole was the first Saint-Emilion vineyard farmed as organic beginning in the 1960s’. Only natural products are used to protect the vineyards, which have been Biodynamic certified since 2012.

The Wine

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep purple colour. The nose is characterized by intense aromas of red fruits, warm toasted bread and vanilla notes.

Grandissime’s advice

“The palate is rich and elegant with silky tanins. It can be appreciated for its fruit when young, but its robust structure will allow it to age in the cellar for several years.”

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