Wine Chateau Canon Saint-Emilion AOC 1er Grand Cru Classe B 2001
Wine rich ruby color.
The wine has a structured and balanced elegant taste with notes of oak.
The wine has a seductive aroma of plum, sophisticated notes of pepper and spices.
The wine goes well with meat dishes and cheeses.
Saint-Emilion - one of the most famous appellasonov world vineyards since 1999, assigned to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Appellation vineyards spread across nine municipalities are located on the rich variety of soils, which give rise to the wine of great finesse and beautiful color. Chateau Canon has one of the oldest vineyards of Saint Emilion. Chateau is located in the south-western slopes of Saint-Emilion, close to the ramparts. Previously, it was called the Domain Saint-Martan, and received its current name in honor of Lieutenant Canon, who acquired it in 1760, at the same time building a castle, and set him on a remarkable career vineyard. Today, the area of vineyards Chateau Canon is 22 hectares of mixed soil types - from limestone and clay to sandy soils occurring on calcareous subsoil. The volume of production - 30,000 bottles.
In 1996 Chateau Canon has sold the family company Fournier Chanel, who led by David Orr and John Kolasa brought the wine sector to a new level. To do this, much work was done on the restructuring of vineyards and the winery itself and converted cellars Chateau. Today, exquisite Chateau Canon made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the average age of the vines which is 25 years. To improve the quality of grapes annually severe pruning vines and the so-called green harvesting, when a large number of ovaries of the hand is removed. Fermentation of wine is carried out in temperature-controlled wooden vats Fournier and ripening period is 18 months, during which the wine matures in French oak barrels (70% of which are updated annually). Before bottling Chateau Canon clarified using egg whites, but not filtered, so over time at the bottom of the bottle may appear small pellet. Château Canon is made only in the best years and only from selected grapes, while in bad years, or when insufficient quality of the crop, the farm produces its second wine, Clos Canon (Clos Canon).