Chateau Saint Sulpice Rouge 2009

Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 113506
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The Chateau St Sulpice Bordeaux Rouge is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. This wine is vinified as if it were a "classified growth:" complete de-stemming, eight-day fermentation in new temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and aging in vats for several months before bottling. This approach emphasizes the natural red fruit characters. The wine exhibits black cherry, spice and plum notes, with great depth and balance.

The 2009 St Sulpice is dominated by a nose of ripe red fruit followed by a rich, smooth fruit and a soft finish.

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Learn About Chateau Saint Sulpice

Chateau Saint Sulpice, Bordeaux Rouge, is a 100 acre estate situated in a village of the same name in the northern section of Entre-Deux-Mers, just south of St. Emilion. The vineyard is planted with 70% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, and it enjoys a microclimate with an extra measure of warmth in early autumn. The winemaking is directed by owner Pierre Duberge and his son, Christophe, who take pride in producing a soft, fruity wine with a spicy aroma typical of the Merlot dominated reds of the "right bank".

Learn About Other Bordeaux

A few extra appellations: Bourg & Blaye These two appellations are just across the Gironde river from the Haut-Medoc - a bit northwest of St-Émilion and its satellites. Bourg is the smaller appellation, nestled under the much bigger Blaye. Both have AC status, Cotes de Bourg AC and Cotes de Blaye AC. One step up on the AOC chain is the Premieres Cotes de Blaye AC, producing...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

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Winemaker's Notes The wine shows lots of red fruit aromas. It is concentrated, full and dense in the mouth, with ...
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