Chateau Godeau Ducarpe 2011
The young brother
Fiche Technique Bon de Commande

Surface area: 2 hectares (5 acres)
density of plantation : 6,000 vines per hectare
Average of the vines : 20 years
Terroir : brown soil and limestone slopes with a sandy-clay texture
Grape composition : 95 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Franc
Vinification : in small-sized temperature-controlled stainless steel vats
Ageing : the totality for 12 months in second-fill and third-fill barrels
Yield: 35 hectolitres per hectare
Harvesting dates : from14th  to 18th October
Alcoholic degree : 14 

Freshness and fruit character

This lovely wine estate located right in the heart of Saint-Emilion's prestigious vineyard slopes, was very recently acquired by the Florisoone family, the former co-owners of Château Calon Ségur.
Château Godeau Ducarpe, the worthy younger brother of Château Godeau is appreciated for its freshness and fruit character. Sourced from the slopes but from younger  vines, it is a more accessible wine in its first years than its elder brother.

Tasting comments

A clear, deep ruby-red colour. An expressive nose with spices coming through: pepper, pimento, mint and toasted smoky note.
Quite ample in the attack on the palate, its medium-bodied becoming firmer and more virile as it develops on the mid-palate.