2015 Chateau Tour de Ripeau

Year: 2015
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
James Suckling: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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55% MERLOT, 36% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 19% CABERNET FRANC AND This stuff is absolutely DEE-LISH-US!!! Property is adjacent to Cheval Blanc.

"Aromatic and fresh with floral and currant character. Medium to full body, fine and silky tannins and a pretty finish. Shows finesse and drinkability. Second wine of Château Ripeau. Try in 2019 but already delicious." (JS)

"Another wine from Château Ripeau is the 2015 Tour De Ripeau and it’s a blend of 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc. From younger vine and designated parcels, made with an eye on elegance and tension, it offers pretty notes of ripe cherries, blueberries, fruit cake, and spice as well as medium body, fine tannin, and nicely integrated acidity. It shows a very pretty, graceful style and should keep or 10-15 years." (JD)

Winery Notes:
A great vintage:
The 2015 vintage was marked by hot climatic conditions with low rainfall, especially in May, June and July. The leaf removal was therefore carried out only on the rising sun face to avoid any phenomenon of scalding. The green harvest was carried out from August 20th to allow a better distribution of the water compensation due to the important storms of August 15th. The sexual confusion in the vineyard avoided the perforations caused by the clumps of the cluster while avoiding the use of insecticide. The maturation phase was optimal with a low north wind to limit the humidity in the clusters and thus the appearance of botrytis.

When our family acquired Château Ripeau in January 2015, it meant a new start for the property. Both in the vines and the winery, we have worked hard to awaken and enhance the outstanding potential of this terroir, which is so worthy of greatness. The change has been made possible by embarking on an ambitious plan to completely renovate the estate’s buildings and modernise the winemaking equipment. Our aim is to lavish leading-edge technology on Château Ripeau wines, while fully protecting the environment and especially the estate’s listed gardens. However, the plan includes new work and living areas, where guests may be hosted and our wines shared with them. In 2015, Château Ripeau was also given a new identity with the introduction of the Blacksmith logo, symbolising the bold tenacity that characterises our family and has forged our destiny.