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Chateau Camensac 

33112 Saint Laurent Médoc
Tél : 56 59 41 69
Fax : 56 59 41 73

Location:  Chateau Camensac is In the Haut Medoc. It is on the border of the Saint Julien appellation in the commune of Saint-Laurent.

Classification:   Fifth Growth

Vineyards: The vineyard is on a fairly steep gravelly rise. Age of the vines is between 30 and 35 years old. The planting is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The vineyards are planted to a density of 10,000 vines per hecare.

Production and Vinification:   Harvesting is done by plot and variety. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wines are aged in oak barrels in the tradition of Bordeaux. The estate replaces from 35 to 70% of the barrels. No barrels are used that are more than one year old. The wines are kept aging in the barrels for 17 to 20 months before bottling.

History:    This chateau has moved from a postion in relative obscurity it deservedly held for several decades. It now reliabley produces wine of very good quality. The Forner family bought the chateau in 1964 and immediately started renovating the property. Since owning the chateau, they have renovated or replaced the winery equipment and production facilities. They have also restored the 18th century Manor House.

Drinkability:  Normally takes 5 to 10 years to achieve drinkability.

Second Label: La Closerie de Camensac