2005 - Ch L'Arrosée Grand Cru Classé St Emilion SHC -US strip labels
06A5ARROSC _ 2005 - Ch L'Arrosée Grand Cru Classé St Emilion SHC -US strip labels - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château l'Arrosée
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Case size
12x75cl

2005 CH L'ARROSÉE GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION SHC -US STRIP LABELS - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château l'Arrosée
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Case size
12x75cl

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Producer

Château l'Arrosée

This St Emilion Grand Cru Classé has been run by the enthusiastic new proprietors, Roger and Jean-Philippe Caille since 2002. Their 10 hectare vineyard is located on the slopes or 'côtes' ofSt Emilion and is planted with Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), and Cabernet Franc (20%). The grapes are hand-harvested, fermented in temperature-controlled concrete vats and then matured in 100% new oak casks for 12 months. L'Arrosée's style is quite unique- fleshy, yet firm and powerful, fragrant, as well as rich and full.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.