Ch. Beausejour "Pentimento," Montagne St.-Émilion
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Ch. Beausejour "Pentimento," Montagne St.-Émilion - 2016

Item # 35004 750mL
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Production Methods



Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Fresh and juicy Merlot-based red wine from Montagne Saint Émilion. Though rich and powerful, it also possesses elegance and feminine characteristics. A hint of lavender and orchard fruits as well as cedar and red clay minerality. Unfiltered and unfined.

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Staff Pick Notes

Soft and smooth with pronounced dark-fruit flavors and a spicy finish. It's a blend of mostly Merlot and a little bit of Cabernet Franc. Most of the vines are about forty-five-years old, which adds character to this wine. This is a classic "right bank" wine and the producer, Michele D'Aprix is American. He moved to Bordeaux in 2008. The name of the wine, “Pentimento,” repentance, is an homage to playwright and farm owner Lillian Hellman. In one of her plays she reveals gratitude for the people that shaped her life. By naming this wine “Pentimento,” Michele wants to give homage to the people that helped him in this project.


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