Chateau Fleur Cardinale is a red wine produced in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation. The domain, covering an area of 23.5 hectares, has several red grape varieties planted: Merlot (76%), Cabernet Franc (18%), Cabernet Sauvignon (6%). The average vines are on average, 35 years old. The soil consists of clay and limestone. The wine is aged for 12-14 months, depending on the vintage, French oak barrels.
After a relatively complicated start of the year, due to heavy rainfall and frost at the end of March, flowering occurred at the end of May and early June. The month of July was perfect, which allowed for a rapid and even maturation. Pruning took place shortly before the expected drought in August. Water was retained by the famous clay-limestone, particularly after the heavy rainfall on September 14th. These factors all contributed to the vines maturation.
With a sublime dark red colour, Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2016 shows its suave and indulgent fruity character. Dripping in fruit and rich aromas, it is the result of diligent work in the vines. The tannins are both precise and creamy. A balanced and rich wine that perfectly blends alcohol and acidity with an extremely fresh finish.