Château
SAINT-HILAIRE

Médoc Cru Bourgeois

It is from 1982 when Adrien Uijttewaal begins the plantation of vineyards in Jau Dignac Loirac, this production is produced into wine in a cooperative cellar. Then in 1986 he bought to Queyrac, of a house of standing of the XVIIIth century, surrounded with a former wine storehouse and buildings of exploitation. He developes little by little the vineyard arown the villages and also to Gaillan en Médoc. In 1995 he produced the first vintage wine converted into wine directly in the property under the advice of Jacques Boissenot. From then on, every year, vintage wine after vintage wine, Château Saint Hilaire obtains diverse distinctions wich conferme a constant quality. From the vintage wine 2003, Château Saint Hilaire is recognized cru Bourgeois.
The vineyard representes then a surface of 25 hectares. As from the vintage wine 2006, he markets the production stemming from vineyards situated to Queyrac under the mark Château Gemellan, recognized cru Bourgeois since 2009. From 2012, come to add vineyards implanted to Valeyrac, carrying the surface of this mark in 25 hectares. The property was certified Terra Vitis in 2015, so reaching the level 2 of environmental certification.

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Vintages for sale

2012: The nose is mixed notes of spices and mature red berries, a full bodied wine, of a good length in mouth, rich, very complex, an excellent wine to be kept.

2011: Of purple carmine color, aroma of light tobacco and soft vanilla, cinnamon and Morello cherry as well as of licorice and blueberry. Firm finale and juicy lets expect a bright future. This vintage wine was rewarded by the distinction of a silver medal at Vinalies.

2010: Is fleshy, full of nuances aromatic, colored, with powerful tannins, a complex nose which dominates by blackcurrant, of excellent evolution as the 2009, beautiful steady robe, powerful mouth, fine but strong, perfumed (Morello cherry, humus), a wine where in the intensity becomes allied to the flexibility, typical as one likes.

Vineyard
50 ha
Soil and exposure
On a country of grave garonnaises deep overhanging the estuary of the Gironde and on a country sablo clayey.
Grape Variety
50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking
It implements traditional methods conditioned by an optimal maturity of grapes, converted into wine separately according to their vine, geographical origin and quality, in a stainless cuverie equipped with an electronic thermo regulation.
Wine and food pairing
Red meats, Cheeses (Gouda cheese, Saint Nectaire), Tapas

Adrien Uijttewaal

13, route de la Rivière
33340 Queyrac
Tél. : 05 56 59 80 88
Email : chateau.st.hilaire@wanadoo.fr
www.chateau-st-hilaire.com


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