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Françoise et Marie-Hélène Lévêque

CHATEAU DE CHANTEGRIVEThanks to the patient reconstruction work carried out by Françoise and Henri Lévêque over the last 40 years, Château de Chantegrive has become a superb vineyard with excellent soils composed of a mixture of pebbles and fine sand on a clay-limestone structure. The vines are over 30 years old and are mostly planted on south-facing terraces and hilltops which provide excellent exposure to the sun and good ventilation - ideal for making quality wines. Château Chantegrive is managed by a pleasant family who are devoted to their profession, take the greatest care in their work and are attentive to the customer and the quality of the wines produced. "We like to produce elegant, top-quality wines with strong local character", says Françoise Lévêque. Their Caroline is a prestigious wine. We are quickly charmed by this rich, intense wine, matured in new barrels, with its lovely golden colour and intense, elegant nose of vanilla, fresh butter, lemon, griled almond and lime. The wine is smooth with a clean attack in the mouth dominated by fruit and flesh.

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Famille Lévêque
Françoise et Marie-Hélène Lévêque
44, cours Georges Clémenceau 33720 Podensac
05 56 27 17 38
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Vintages in sale
Red Graves 2014, 2015 and 2016, white Graves 2016, white Graves cuvée Caroline 2015, Cérons 2015
Average annual
600 000 bottles
92 ha
Vine Age
More than 30 years
Soil and exposure
Sands and peastone, calcareous basement argilo. Southern exposure full
Grape Variety
Red : 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet-Sauvignon ; White : 50% Sauvignon, 50% Sémillon
Out of tanks thermobabbited then out of barrels coming from several wet coopers (oaks of Allier). For Caroline, fermentation out of new barrels, dregs delicate then bâtonnage every 10 days (9 months)
The red is of color ruby, bouquet complex emphasizing scents pointing out the red fruits, the truffées odors of undergrowth, the spiced notes. For the blanc Cuvée Caroline: very beautiful wooded with a mint and exotic fruit final
Wine and food pairing
12 to 18 €


References in France
Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz, Le Lavoir aux Caudalies, le Ritz, le Trianon Palace in Versailles, le Louvre in Paris…
Others references
Gold medals World of Brussels 2004, World Selections of Montreal 2004, the Competition of Mâcon and the Competition of Aquitaine. Guides Hachette, Dussert-Gerber, Millésimes
National and export sales (%)
France : 60 - Export : 40
Main trading partners
Switzerland, the USA, Asia, Belgium
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