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Le Benjamin de Sansonnet Grand Cru St Emilion 2016


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The second wine of this exemplary Grand Cru Classe St Emilion is a terrific offering and often is more impressive than many first wines. Merlot dominant it has plenty of plum fruit with blackcurrant behind and a juicy yet savoury palate. Good for drinking now as the tannins are ripe but good to continue for a decade or so.

  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: St Emilion
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ABV: 14%
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • Closure: Natural cork
  • Style: Aromatic and silky
  • Drink With: Red meats and game.

About the grower

The Joly family has been growing vines in the heart of the Champagne region for over a century. In the early 1970s, Georges Joly and his sons created the Veuve Doussot brand, named in honour of his grandmother. Stephan and Sylvie Joly are very proud to continue this family winemaking history and to pursue the tradition of high quality set by their grandfather, father and uncles.

The Joly family favours a reasoned and sustainable approach to viticulture, not totally organic but respecting the balance and traditions of the vineyard and keeping vine treatments to an absolute minimum. At Veuve Doussot, they strive to maintain their heritage with the highest quality wines that they can produce.

Cultivating, picking, vinifying, blending: each step is done with the same passion, making each cuvée truly special. Every glass of Veuve Doussot Champagne generously rewards the patience and dedication needed to create a wines of such excellence.