Château Valandraud Grand Cru 2011

Château Valandraud is the achievement reached by a wine obsessed couple, Jean Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud. After establishing a wine merchant company ”Thunevin SAS” in Saint Emilion, their wish was to own a vineyard and make their own wine.
In 1989 they turned their dream into reality by buying a small plot in the central area of Saint Emilion, between Pavie-Maquin and La Clotte. The name Valandraud is a pure creation mixing Val (as the 1st plot is based in the Fongaban Valley) and Andraud (family name of Murielle that can be traced back to 1459 in the Saint Emilion registry).
Little by little, they bought several plots of vineyards based in Saint-Emilion AOC.
In 2012 Château Valandraud was promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint Emilion.

Technical information:

Surface in production: 7,9 hectares

Soil: clayey limestone

Grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

Average age of the vines: 30 years

Ageing: 28 months in new oak barrels

Production: 24,000 bottles

Bottling day: 6th August 2014

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Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Winery Château Valandraud
Country France
Region Bordeaux
District Saint-Émilion
Color Red
Alcohol 15%
Style Full bodied
Vintage 2011
Ratings/Awards WS: 93, JS: 96, Jeb Dunnuck: 94
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