Château Bertin Montagne-Saint-Emilion
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This estate in its current form has existed since 1870.
- Montagne-Saint-Emilion sits Northeast of Saint Emilion proper on the right hand side riverbank of the Barbanne.
- This vineyard is situated on a plateau of clay and limestone that slopes down towards the river.
Varietal Composition: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Elaboration: Hand picked grapes, 12 months in new and used French oak barrels
Tasting Notes: The wine is distinguished by its delicate balance – The fruity aromas are flattering, ripe and mature. The volume and the roundness in one’s mouth are impressive, the tannins are smooth and the final result is its delicacy.
The Saby family has been making wine in Bordeaux for nine uninterrupted generations now, led by heirs to the family passion Jean-Christophe and Jean-Phillippe. Their winery holdings, centered around Libourne, are comprised of 70 hectares and include Château Rozier (Saint Emilion Grand Cru), Château Bertin (Montagne-Saint-Emilion), and Château Hauchat (Fronsac). Saby wines receive regular buzz for good reason – These are rich, balanced examples of high level Bordeaux.