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Vignobles Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils Château Hauchat Fronsac 2006 Wine Review

Vignobles Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils Château Hauchat Fronsac 2006

Vignobles Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils Château Hauchat Fronsac 2006

Bordeaux, France

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2009-2012

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.2%

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Vignobles Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils

Agent: Connexion Oenophilia

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Terrific value for this tasty red: not complex but tasty. Notes of blackberry, cassis, and dark spices. A lovely velvet texture. A bottle to enjoy now.

This Vignobles Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils Château Hauchat Fronsac 2006 was reviewed on October 19, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

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Located in the commune of Saint-Aignan, to the west of neighbouring Pomerol and Saint Émilion, the Hauchat property was re-acquired in 1973 by the Saby family, who have made wine in the region for eight generations.

Château Hauchat
On the high plateau of Saint-Aignan, the Château is in one of the finest growing areas of the Fronsac appellation. Two of its most distinctive features are the homogeneity of the well drained clay-limestone soil and perfect exposure to the sun. In addition to its ideal terroir, Château Hauchat’s success is also due to the Merlot, its single grape variety.

Tasting notes
This 2006 is a lively ruby colour with both aromatic richness and the complexity of ripe fruit, toasted notes, vanilla and other spices. On the palate, it is a round, meaty wine with the rich tannins that blend in well through the long, enjoyable finish

Technical details
Vineyard area: 8 hectares
Soils: clay-limestone plateau
Grape variety: Merlot Noir 100%
Planting density: 6,000 vines per hectare
Average age of vines: 55 years
Vineyard operations: leaf trimming and Canopy control
Harvest: manual, from 13 – 25 September
Yield: 42 hl per hectare
Vinification: fermentation 5 days; maceration approximately 4.5 weeks
Aging: 15 months - 1/3 in new barrels, 1/3 in 1 year old barrels and 1/3 in two year old barrels

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