80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc – the vines average 40 years. The vineyard’s clay-sand-limestone soil is ideal for the ripening of the Merlot grape. The wine is vinified and matured in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruit and to ensure that it remains fresh and accessible. Due to the maturity of the fruit, maceration is carried out gently over two weeks with only one daily pumping-over, so as not to extract harsh tannins. The key to the exceptional quality lies in the location: on the hills above the Dordogne River, nearby the finest sites of Fronsac, St-Emilion and Pomerol. Château Gobert has a dark purple color, a soft texture and pleasing ripe Merlot aromas and flavors – dark plums, cherries and spice. Ready to be enjoyed when young, but with enough depth to complement heartier dishes.
About the Producer
Château Gobert is a 16 hectare property located in the village of Vérac, just outside the Fronsac appellation on the right-bank of Bordeaux. It is owned by Guy Michoux, whose great-grandparents founded the estate in 1920. The vineyard’s clay-sand-limestone soil is ideal for ripening the Merlot grape, which is the principal variety in Château Gobert. The average age of the vines is 40 years.
Farming practices: sustainable, moving toward organic. The vines are trained high to enhance ripening and prevent diseases, while grass is planted between the rows. The fruit is carefully sorted after harvest.