Château Melin Red Blend 2016 – Saint-Émilion
Varietal: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
Color: elegant garnet finery
Nose: a beautiful aromatic range with spicy and fruity notes (blackcurrant, blueberry).
Mouth: The palate develops a “subtle power”: the richness of the wine is great and the tannins are very velvet and melted.
Food Pairing: Duck, coq au vin, strawberries, cake, etc.
Château Melin 2016
Wine Making: Soil: Gravelo-sandy Harvest: manual and mechanical
Vats: stainless steel and epoxy coated concrete – Duration of maceration: 4 weeks- Aging: 30% in new oak barrels, 30% in one year old oak barrels, 20% in 2 barrels years and 20% in 3 year old barrels.
About the Winery
Following the acquisition of the Château Mélin in 1948, René Debacque created the vineyard of Château Mélin in the middle of the 20th century. Located in the commune of Libourne, 7 km east of Saint-Émilion, and after a patient land consolidation, the property reached 10.5 ha in the 1980s.
Since then, the vineyard of Château Mélin has remained a family farm. Both suceeding generations, Vincent and Thomas Debacque (father and son), still work the fields.