Château Saransot-Dupré - Rouge 2016
Château Saransot-Dupré has been owned and operated by the Raymond family since 1756, when Guillaume Raymond, a barrel-maker in Listrac, purchased his first vineyards. In 1875, Ovide Raymond purchased two additional vineyards in the heart of Listrac on the region's most revered terroir. Over the following 260+ years, the family has preserved their vines and managed to keep the estate in family hands. Today, Yves Ramond, a trained oenologist, runs the estate. Under his guidance and leadership, Château Saransot-Dupré received the trophy for Best Cru Bourgeois in 2017, the first property in Listrac to ever win this prestigious award.
The 2016 Château Saransot-Dupré is a blend of 60% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Carménère fermented in cement vats and aged in French oak barrels, 25%-30% new oak, for about 18 months depending on the vintage. Deep ruby color with purple highlights. The nose is wonderfully expressive with aromas of rich, ripe cassis, blackberry and plum complemented by the perfect amount of French oak. On the palate, the wine is dark and full bodied but well defined with mouthcoating tannins and integrated acidity that provide the perfect runway for the concentrated fruit flavors to coast to a long, refined finish. Enjoy with grilled or roast meats.