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Chateau Beychevelle
Location: The beautiful Chateau Beychevelle sits directly on the main road in Saint Julien.
Size: 175 acres producing 30,000 cases
Classification: Fourth Growth
Vineyard: The vineyards spread north towards Ducru-Beaucaillou. The vineyards are planted with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon , 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc
Vinification: Traditional methods with very severe selection. Long cuvaison of almost three weeks. Twenty months in oak; one-third of the barrels are renewed each year.
History: One of the truly great and legendary properties of the Medoc, Beychevelle owes its name to the rank of its long-ago owner, the Duc d'Epernon who was Grand Admiral of France. To salute the revered nobleman, all ships on the Gironde lowered their sails (baisse-voile) as they passed in sight of the Chateau. From "baisse-voile" came Beychevelle, and a fame that has endured for centuries. The vineyard is now controlled by the Japanese group, Suntory.
Style: Beychevelle, previously known as a very delicate smooth wine, has become richer and more full flavored due to more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend.
Food: Serve with all meat entrees and cheese dishes

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