Château Guibeau – ORGANIC
AOC Puisseguin Saint Emilion
After participating in the conquest of Mexico under Napoleon III, an ancestor of Brigitte’s stayed in Mexico where he married a French woman.
In 1930, one of his grandsons, Henri Emile, left the family hacienda to do agro engineering studies in Switzerland. Due to health concerns, the young man was sent to convalescence with the priest of Puisseguin, related to the family.
There, Henri Emile is doubly attracted: by a young girl, Yvette, whose family owns Chateau Guibot la Fourvieille, and by Chateau Guibeau (adjoining Chateau Guibot la Fourvieille) that he acquired in 1936.
The marriage of Henri Emile and Yvette combined the two properties. Henri, the son of Henri Emile, ran the estate until 2009, and then entrusted it to his daughter Brigitte and her husband Eric.
The vineyard, organic certified, is located near Saint Emilion to the North East, on a clay limestone with stony subsoil, over one of the highest points of the Bordeaux region.
Average age of the vines: 28 years.
Traditional wine making, maturing 35% in barrels, 65% in concrete tanks.
80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Deep ruby colour, aromas of ripe red fruits (strawberry, cherry) with notes of liquorice, prune and roasting, powerful tannins.
“Ripe fruit showing forest fruit and morello cherry notes. Slight toasty touches. Superb and generous attack. Fine and delicate tannins.”