Château Canon Saint-Émilion 2002

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Château Canon Saint-Émilion 2002

Château Canon Saint-Émilion 2002

$143.20 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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Saint-Émilion

2002

75% Merlot
25% Cabernet Franc

Grand Cru Classe b

Region: Bordeaux 

ESTATE HISTORY

Château Canon is named after Jacques canon who originally purchased the estate in 1790. In 1996 it was purchased by famous fashion brand Chanel. Château Canon is one of the oldest properties in Saint-Emilion. 

TERROIR

Located on the south-west slopes of the appellation, the vineyard lies on varied soil consisting of clay-limestone and sand on limestone subsoil.

Château Canon’s walled vineyard lies at the entrance to Saint-Emilion. It even extends into the village, with the Bourg de Château Canon plot which adjoins the Couvent des Cordeliers in Rue de la Porte Brunet. Surrounded by dwellings, this unique 1,500 square metres parcel is ploughed by horse and is hand harvested in traditional style. Planted to Merlot and with Premier Grand Cru Classé status, its grapes are used in crafting the estate’s Grand Vin.

The 34 hectares of vines grow on a layer of chalk-rich soil veined with clay, perfect for growing Merlot. The Cabernet Franc vines are grown in the better-exposed parcels in order to reach optimal maturity.

WINEMAKING

The harvests are carried out by hand. Each parcel is put in a separate vat in order to preserve their distinct identities. The wine is matured in French oak casks for 18-20 months depending on the vintage. What follows is ‘soutirage à l'esquive', a fastidious racking process that involves separating the wine from its lees in a different way for each cask, without recourse to a pump.

TASTING

The wines have a beautiful, dark colour. There is a certain finesse on the nose through the notes of redcurrant and a discrete, oaky undertone. On the palate, the tannins are round and elegant. Château Canon can be aged for several decades.

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