Chateau Arnauld is an exceptional wine from an exceptional terroir. Between Margaux and Moulis, this property is situated on one of the most select gravel outcrops on the edge of the Gironde river, a situation which has also made the reputation of its neighbours, Chateau Chasse Spleen and Chateau Poujeaux.
Rich and complex on the nose with notes of spice, black fruits and exotic wood, this wine has a velvety attack, a dense middle palate (sign of a great wine) and a long, silky finish.
A wine for laying down !
Medoc style pruning with two spurs. Traditional soil tilling with mounding up in winter and uncovering and levelling out in Spring. De-budding, manual leaf thinning on the side the sun rises and thinning out of bunches to determine the quantity of grapes on each vine. Yield : 38 hls/ha
5 hectares of vines. Soils : Deep gravel soils dating from the quaternary (Gunz) on the plateau of Arcins, near the Gironde estuary which tempers the climate. Density of planting : 10 000 vines/ha. Average age: 40 years
Oceanic with influence from the Gironde river.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon which offers structure, aromas and fruit.
43% Merlot which offers smooth richness.
15 to 20 years
Sirloin steak with mushrooms Bordelaise, small game birds, venison in wine sauce.