Château Micalet

The first time the Micalet vintage was mentioned was in the 6th edition – dating from 1893 – of « Bordeaux et ses vins » written by Edouard Féret. It was then recorded as a ‘Cru artisan’ – crafty vintage. Its owner indeed, Jean Péraud, was a pastry maker but also a farmer in his spare time on the family estate, consisting mostly in vineyards, extending over the village of Lamarque. The quality of the Micalet vintage was already well-known at the time, as it was awarded in 1990 the medal of honor of the City of Paris for the 1887 to 1899 Micalet vintage years. Jean Péraud’s daughter, Madeleine, who was married to Mr Guiet, handed over the property’s ownership to Denis Fédieu in 1972, namely 2 hectares of vines and 1 hectare of land. Anne-Marie and Denis Fédieu, thanks to a succession of exchanges, purchases, new planting, re-structured the vineyard. From the 1986 harvest on, wine-growing is carried out in the village of Cussac-Fort-Médoc.

Technical analysis

Appellation : Haut Médoc

Surface : 10 hectares

Density: 8 000 pieds à l'ha

Soil : deep gravel.

Encépagement : 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 43 % Merlot noir, 7% Petit Verdot
Average age of the vines : 35 ans

Production : 30 to 40,000 bottles per year

Wine-growing practices : handpicking, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats, 21-to-30-day-vatting.

Wine ageing : 100% in barrels of which 30% are new.

Other Wine : Château Moneins

Château Micalet

Haut-Médoc

2015
10 hectares
gravely soils to Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Lamarque (A.O.C HAUT-MEDOC)
Organic wine : 60 % Merlot, 33 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 % Petit Verdot
  • Traditional methods of viticulture for the soils (earthing-up, balking and de-balking between the rows)
  • Green harvest if necessary
  • Grapes exclusively hand-picked.
In stainless steel tank during the fermentation with the natural yeasts, one pumpover each day, extended maceration (around 21 days).
Aged during 6 months in stainless steel tank and 12 months only in french oak (30% of new french oak)
2014
7 hectares
gravely soils
70 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 % Merlot, 5 % Petits Verdots
  • Traditional methods of viticulture for the soils (earthing-up, balking and de-balking between the rows), 
  • Green harvest if necesary, 
  • Grapes exclusively hand-picked.
In stainless steel tank during the fermentation, one pumpover each day, extended maceration (21 days).
Aged during 6 months in stainless steel tank and 12 months only in french oak
2013
2012
7 hectares
 gravely soils to Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Lamarque (A.O.C HAUT- MEDOC)  
Cuvée « bio » : 75 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Merlot, 5 % Petit Verdot
  • Traditional methods of viticulture for the soils (earthing-up, balking and de-balking between the rows) 
  • Green harvest if necessary 
  • Grapes exclusively hand-picked
In stainless steel tank during the fermentation with the natural yeasts, one pumpover each day, extended maceration (around 21 days).
Aged during 6 months in stainless steel tank and 12 months only in french oak (30 % of new oak : Berthomieu, Taransaud, Bel Air, Berger).

15/15.5 – Fruits noirs, olive noire, bouche généreuse, onctueuse, tannins moelleux, élégants, bonne longueur, vin racé.

(Jacques Dupont, Le Point, 2013)

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