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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Chateau Chauvin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
Chateau Chauvin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
(search item no. 115372)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $105.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes are picked at the optimal ripeness level: harvesting is carried out by hand and the grapes are placed in trays to be transported back to the winery. At Chauvin, the wine is made in the traditional way, while also making the most of what modernity has to offer: nothing is done systematically and each year every effort is focused on adapting the techniques used to the qualities of that year's grapes.
My Notes:

About Chateau Chauvin:

The vineyard is located to the north-east of Saint-Emilion, near Pomorol, half-way between Cheval-Blanc and La Cote Roi. The 37 acres are planted with 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernent Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The soil of the estate is sandy while the subsoil is characterised by the presence of clay and iron.

We have been in partnership with BIOVITIS since 1994. Half of the vineyard is ploughed mechanically, while the other half is cultivated with grass-cover between the rows. Green harvesting is carried out throughout the vegetation cycle, to bring yields to 35 to 40 Hl/Ha.

At Chauvin the wine is made in the traditional way, while also making the most of what modernity has to offer: nothing is done systematically and each year every effort is focused on adapting the techniques to the qualities of that year's grapes.