Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux Rouge, “La Charmille”
The site for this wine, known as La Charmille, is situated on the plateau overlooking the village of Monprimblanc about 45 kilometers south of Bordeaux. The soils are a combination of sand, limestone and clay and here they are planted to Merlot (65%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (35%). The cuvaison occurs in temperature-controlled vats with a maceration on the order of two weeks. The wine is then racked into small barrels, one-third of which are new, for an élevage of 15 to 18 months. Approximately 30,000 bottles are produced, one-fifth of which (6,000) are for our use in the US market.