In addition to our agencies, CDP is also the proprietor of a five-acre vineyard, Château Vieux Taillefer, in St. Emilion, which produces a limited supply of Bordeaux Rouge and Blanc every year. See below for more information regarding our property and house wines.
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Château Vieux Taillefer, St. Emilion Grand Cru
Ideally located on limestone soil in the commune of St. Christophe des Bardes near St Emilion, cuvee Vieux Taillefer, is produced from a one Hectare parcel. All work in the vineyard is performed manually and the production is 100% organic. The average age of the all-Merlot vines is an impressive 75 years. The age of the vines combined with a strict selection process during harvest time result in very low yields with an annual production of no more than 2,500 bottles. Aged in new French oak barriques for 18 months the style is full bodied and rich with an impressive freshness.
Available in several Michelin star restaurants across Europe, it can be enjoyed now, but will benefit from extended cellaring over the next decade or two.
Pavillon de Taillefer, St. Emilion Grand Cru
This is our main cuvee and not a declassified wine of cuvee Vieux Taillefer as is often presumed. Pavillon de Taillefer is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Again, selective care is taken in the vineyard resulting in very low yields. Annual production of Pavillon de Taillefer is 25,000 bottles. Aged in oak for 12 months, this lip-smacking St. Emilion can be enjoyed young, but has the potential to age and improve for another 10-15 years.
Blanc du Chateau Vieux Taillefer
Region: St. Emilion, Bordeaux
Producer: Château Vieux Taillefer
Winemaker: Catherine Cohen
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sauvignon Gris, Merlot Blanc, Chasselas
Total Production: 2,000 bottles
Food Pairing: Steamed or panfried fish, chicken, shellfish, sushi, soft cheeses.
Blanc du Chateau Vieux Taillefer is a unique parcel located in St. Christophe des Bardes near St. Emilion. This is the smallest plot of land planted with white grape varietals in St. Emilion. A highly original blend of Merlot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon and Chasselas, production is a minuscule 2,000 bottles per annum.
Aged in new oak cigare shaped barrels for 12-18 months depending on the vintage, this unique cuvee is a distinct expression of what can be achieved with white grape varietals and the terroir of St. Emilion. Blanc du Chateau Vieux Taillefer is pre-allocated every year to our top private clients and high end restaurants.