Chateau du Courlat 1996
This estate belonging to Pierre Bourotte, also owner of Ch. Bonalgue is located on one of the best soils in Lussac St Emilion. Even as a child, Pierre Bourotte was drawn to Château du Courlat and knew he wanted to continue his grand-father Jean Baptiste Audy''s work. The property today counts 17 hectares of vines, and is run by Jean-Baptiste Bourotte, and has long since taken its place at the very top of the appellation Lussac Saint Emilion. Mainly made from Merlot vines (80%), the classic wine has a long ageing partly in oak, and expresses elegance, purity of fruit, and gentle tannins.
Region: Lussac-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon