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Chateau Simard Label

Chateau Simard

Appellation Saint Emilion Controlée

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 in Bordeaux.

Total production is approximately 10,000 cases per year.

Classification: Classified growth of Saint Emilion.

Grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

Vinification and 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.

Food: Excellent served with grilled meats and game.