Location: Chateau Simard is located on
the southern slopes of the old town of Saint Emilion close to
the first growths. Simard is a very well-tended vineyard with
excellent exposure. Saint Emilion is a 'right bank' commune
is approximately 10,000 cases per year.
Classified growth of Saint Emilion.
aging: Traditional Bordeaux vinification with 12-15 days maceration.
Aging in wood
barrels for at least 18 months before release.
History: The name
of Chateau Simard is an ancient one. It has been in use since
the 17th century when the Simard family were listed among the
Bourgeois of Saint Emilion. The property is currently owned
by Monsieur Claude Maziere. The current owner typically ages
Chateau Simard wines for at least 10 years before releasing
them. Simard is one of the few 'aged' wines that is available
regularly on the general market.
Style: This is
a much sought after wine whose finesse and suppleness are due
to the combination of sandy, gravelly soils with rigorous grape
selection and very careful winemaking.
served with grilled meats and game.