Chateau les Vimieres
AOC HAUT-MÉDOC, Bordeaux France.
Just 3 km north of Château Margaux and to the east of Paveilde Luze, stands a hidden 0.45-hectare parcel of 70-year-old Merlot vines. They have been in the Boissenot family for longer than anybody can remember and they make 1200 bottles of this confidential wine.
When Eric Boissenot is not helping Latour or Lafite towards achieving perfection, he is working his magic on his 4500 vines. While he will tell you that 90% of the quality of the wine is made while the grapes are on the vines, his unique techniques of winemaking contribute massively. You will never taste an over-extracted wine from Eric Boissenot. His cellar is a mix of traditional equipment with a state-of-the-art brain and winemaker. Sometimes his good friend José Sanfins of Chateau Chantelune (and director of Cantenac Brown) will bring his hard-working hands and high tech equipment and knowledge to help during harvest and vinification. Eric Boissenot of course returns the favour at Chantelune.
APPELLATION: AOC Haut-Médoc
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES: 40 years
SURFACE: 0,45 ha
SOIL: Garonne Gravels