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Chateau Mangot St. Emilion Grand Cru

Organically farmed following the Cousinié Method. No synthetic insecticides, herbicides or fungicides. They alternate grass cover and tillage between rows and help the vine develop natural defenses by applying herbal preparations. 5,500 to 6,500 vines her hectare. Hand harvest at optimum maturity. Plot by plot vinification. De-stemmed and crushed. The only intervention consists of extractions undertaken delicately to respect the fruit. No additives and minimal sulphur. Aged 13–15 months in 60% used and 40% new French oak barrels of 225L.

The estate consists of 34 hectares of organically farmed vines in St Emilion. Since 1556, the Mangot vineyard has been listed as a renowned wine-growing estate. For the Todeschini family, now on its third generation, the most important factor continues to be the health of the soil and vines. The family aims to produce wines that express their own identity. Though the style remains loyal to the typicity of this traditional area, the wines display their own unique character, which is derived from the distinctiveness of their site. Totally organic in their philosophy and approach, all efforts are carried out with maximum respect for the environment. This practice in the vineyard allows for minimal intervention in the cellar. Karl and Yann, the youngest generation, are bringing a new energy to the estate, constantly searching and expanding boundaries to produce the most expressive wines possible.

Winemaker: Yann and Karl Todeschini
Country: France
Region: St. Emilion
Type: Red
Variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Farming: Organic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Varied planting dates with 1952 being the oldest, then 1990 and 2000
Production: 80,000 bottles
Soil: Clay, limestone