Chateau du Retout 2012
Blend | France
The terroir consists of two main soil types: clay and gravel at the bottom of the rise and deep Garonne gravel on the top. The vines (68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot) are an average 30 years old and vine density is 6,666 per hectare.
Chateau du Retout presently has 34 hectares of vines: 32 hectares in the Haut-Medoc appellation and 2 hectares of mixed white wine varieties. The vineyard is mostly located on a gravelly rise. A mill dating from the 13th century is in the middle of the vineyard, at its highest point (altitude of 17 metres).
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