Owned and run by Philippe Lejeune since 2007, with the additional support of consultant winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt, Chateau de Chambert vineyards covers 65 ha of the finest terroirs in the highest part of Cahors in southwest France. Malbec, the historic grape of Cahors, is known locally as Côt Noir or Auxerrois, and it represents 80% of the vines planted at Chambert (the rest is mostly planted with Merlot).
Château de Chambert lies 30 kilometres west of the town of Cahors, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. This unique mesoclimate takes effect especially towards harvest when hot winds from Africa aid grape ripening. The average height above sea level is 300 m while the vines are 30 years old in average. Specific soil composition lends Chambert wines their mineral precision, elegant acidity and length.
Château de Chambert is the historic wine of the chateau, a blend of 85% Malbec and 15% Merlot. The addition of Merlot gives the wine a suppleness and expressive red fruit characters in its youth. Deep purple in colour. A generous wine with powerful structure and fruit intensity. Elegant structure and mineral acidity provide long, classy finish with tremendous potential for ageing. Among the very best Cahors.
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