Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret St. Emilion 2012
WINE ENTHUSIAST | 91 |
2012 Vintage: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
WINE ENTHUSIAST | 90 |
2011 Vintage: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
Very dark hued with youthful highlights. Racy nose of ripe black fruits coupled with quality oak. The palate is round, velvety and rich. The tannins are refined and well-integrated.
St Emilion Grand Cru
ABOUT THE WINERY
Château Ambe Tour Pourret is part of Françoise and Philippe Lannoye’s portfolio of Bordeaux wine estates. It is their latest aquisition. The property covers 13 acres and is located near the city of Saint Emilion. It sits at the bottom of the Saint Emilion plateau. The vines are 40 years old on average.
The Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret is located on the old road between Saint-Emilion and the city of Coutras. This road was used by Louis XIII at the end of the hundred year war that opposed the French to the British, fighting for the freedom of the Aquitaine region. The first historical vestige of the Château goes back to 1811. At this time, only part of the building existed, the emblematic tower was built in 1845. It was used in the Middle Ages to watch the workers.
The property as it is today was completed in 1925. During the Second World War, this property was requisitioned by the Germans who lived in part of the Château. In 2007, it was bought by Françoise Lannoye and became her third Bordeaux estate.
The property Ambe Tour Pourret is composed of 5 hectares of vines, the Château and the winery. The vineyard is planted with Merlot and Cabernet Franc on a sandy soil and a subsoil of clay. Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret uses organic farming methods for a better respect of the soils and environment.