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.
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.