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Chateau Haut-Corbin

Saint Emilion

Location: In the commune of Saint Emilion. The vineyard lies only a few hundred yards from the Pomerol appellation. The 16 acre vineyard is planted on silico-gravel soil on a clay limestone base.
Classification: Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe. Total production is 3,000 cases.
Grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification and aging: Fermentation in glazed stainless steel vats. 18-20 days maceration on the skins. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 18-20 months, a third of which are renewed each year. the wine is fined with egg whites.
History: Until recently the property was owned by M. Edward Guinaudie. Now a Société Civile du Chateau has been established and the famous firm of Cordier was brought in to manage both the vineyards and the winemaking.
Style: The lively, rich, powerful, firm aromas of Saint Emilion combine beautifully with warm, velvety flavors typical of its prestigious neighbor, Pomerol.

Food: Excellent served with veal, lamb and other red meats and also mildly aromatic cheeses.