Château Balestard La Tonnelle - Saint-Emilion

The Château Balestard la Tonnelle is a wine estate of 10.6 hectares. Located just outside the town of Saint-Emilion, the estate is not far from Château Soutard, Château Villemaurine or Château La Couspaude.

What are the specificities of Château Balestard La Tonnelle?

The Balestard La Tonnelle estate dates back to the 15th century. The Château Balestard La Tonnelle owes its name to a member of the clergy, the canon Balestard. La tonnelle refers to the historical tower that is located in the middle of their vineyards and that served as an observation tower.

Château Balestard La Tonnelle belongs to the famous Capdemourlin family who also owns and manages the Château Cap de Mourlin and the Château Petit Faurie de Sudard.

The estate offers a wine tasting composed of:

  • Merlot 70%
  • Cabernet Franc 25%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 5%

The terroir is a mixture of clay-limestone soils with an average age of the vines of 33 years.

To produce the wine of Château Balestard La Tonnelle, the grapes are vinified in a combination of 50% epoxy coated cement vats and 50% stainless steel temperature controlled vats for at least 3 weeks.

The wine of Balestard La Tonnelle is aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 15 to 18 months depending on the quality of the vintage. The average annual production is 55,000 bottles of Château Balestard La Tonnelle.

The estate also produces a second wine, "Chanoine de Balestard".

Best vintages of Château Balestard La Tonnelle: 1995, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008

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