Enchantée Saint Emilion

This Saint Emilion is produced exclusively for Greenacres Wines Ltd. and sourced from a small family producer with whom we have established a long-standing relationship.

Situated on the eastern side of the Saint Emilion appellation, this unique terroir provides beautiful, elegant Merlot, the favoured right-bank varietal.


Region : Bordeaux, Right Bank, France

Surface area : 5.6 hectares

Soil type : Clay

Grape varieties : Merlot

Vineyard management :Guyot pruning, de-budding, thinning out leaves, green harvest, sustainable agriculture.

Vineyard manager : Philippe Ducourt.

The Wine

Harvest : Sorting the best grapes, harvesting in the cool, early morning.

Maceration : Pre-fermentation cold maceration of 24 to 48 hours.

Fermentation :Alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats at around 26°C then a gentle vatting for 3 weeks at 30°C. Running off and pressing,separation of the press and free-run juice. Malolactic fermentation in thermo-regulated steel vats at around 18°C.

Ageing : Ageing in oak barrels for 12 months (50% new, 50% once-used). Bottling and ageing in our cellars for at least 18 more months.

Average annual production : 3 000 bottles.

Oenologist : Jérémy Ducourt.


Colour : Bright ruby red

Nose : Delicate, almost soft, bringing together red fruit and toasted notes.

Mouth : A round attack with plenty of oak reveals great maturity and a balanced structure supported by soft tannins. Persistent notes of strawberry and blackberry bring freshness and elegance on the finish

Food pairings : Red meat, grilled or in a sauce, game, lightly-spiced dishes, cheeses, chocolate desserts.