Chateau St Georges, located in the tiny Right Bank appellation of St-Georges-St-Emilion, produces a blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc from their 125 acres of vineyards, the soils of which are composed primarily of limestone and clay. From the winery: "Like all Bordeaux winemakers, Saint-Georges does not irrigate its vineyards, relying on natures generosity for the perfect mixture of rain, soil and sunshine. Each vintage is truly unique, and every step is monitored by the estate-owners with a dedication to quality over quantity. In June, we begin pruning leaves to give the grapes just the right exposure to sun. In July, we begin the green harvest, cutting grape clusters from the vines in order to concentrate the tannins in the remaining fruit. In September, we sample the grapes daily, gauging the perfect moment to begin the picking. The grapes are hand-sorted, then crushed and fermented. All of our wines are aged and bottled in the estate's cellars...(for) Chateau Saint-Georges our internationally famous premier label 50% of the oak barrels used for aging are renewed each year, and the wine is aged in the barrels for 15-18 months."
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