GFA Château de Sales
Vineyard size :
47,5 hectares (116 acres)
Vineyard grape varieties:
70% Merlot – 15% Cabernet Franc – 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Small gravel and iron-rich loess
Château Chantalouette is the second wine of Château de Sales. Owned by the same family for over five centuries, the 116 acre estate is the largest in the appellation and boasts the only true castle of Pomerol.
Traditional practices in the vineyard, such as horse-ploughing and hand-harvesting, followed by meticulous winemaking, lead to beautifully crafted wines that are expressive of their terroir. Traditional racking and light egg white fining help to preserve the brightness of the fruit.
Chantalouette is named after one of the larger parcels constituting the vineyard of Château de Sales.
The wine is charming, round, elegant, and approachable from a young age.