Fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.
Château Hauchat Fronsac
Bordeaux :: France
Located in the commune of Saint-Aignan, to the west of neighbouring Pomerol and Saint Émilion, the Hauchat property was re-acquired in 1973 by the Saby family, who have made wine in the region for eight generations.
On the high plateau of Saint-Aignan, the Château is in one of the finest growing areas of the Fronsac appellation. Two of its most distinctive features are the homogeneity of the well drained clay-limestone soil and perfect exposure to the sun. In addition to its ideal terroir, Château Hauchat’s success is also due to Merlot, its single grape variety.
Fermentation for 5 days; maceration approximately 4 1/2 weeks
15 months - 1/3 in new barrels, 1/3 in 1 year old barrels and 1/3 in two year old barrels
Lively ruby colour
Complex mix of aromas with very ripe fruit, toasted notes, vanilla and spice
Soft, full and round, a meaty wine with rich tannins well-integrated through the long, pleasant finish
With roast chicken, veal chop, or braised meat dishes