Chateau Mangot, St. Emilion

There always seems to be room in the market for well-priced St. Emilions but the key is quality. Located in the commune of St. Etienne-de-Lisse, Jean-Guy and Anne-Marie Todeschini’s property is on a superb hillside outcrop of limestone. Their 28-hectare vineyard is planted with vines that average 40 years and are composed predominantly of Merlot with both Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc to round out the blend.

The wines are vinified by cépage, by parcel and by terroir to ensure only the best of the property is used in the wines. Typically they are made from 85% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc – with the Quintessance being 100% Merlot. They are barrique aged for 12-18 months and then the final wines assembled by careful blending. In the last three vintages (2000, 2001, 2002) the Cuvee Quintessance has achieved similar, or better, scores than many of its more famous neighbours such as Chateau Angelus in blind tastings by Decanter Magazine.

Chateau Mangot is an extraordinary wine at an ordinary price – for once a cliché that rings true!

This year we also offer Chateau La Brande, a wine produced from the same vines and team – the appellation boundary for St. Emilion and Cotes de Castillon splits the property. This is stunning value.

Chateau la Brande, Cotes de Castillon 2001 12.99
Chateau Mangot St. Emilion Grand Cru 2001 24.00
Chateau Mangot Cuvee Quintessence St. Emilion Grand Cru 2001 42.00