Château de Camarsac was built in the 12th century and sits atop a hill as a commanding fortress [in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers region], in fact during medieval times it was a fortified stronghold between the French and English battles. It was enlarged and updated during both the 15th and 19th centuries, and purchased by Lucien Lurton in 1973, who set about revitalising the vineyard and cellar, today it is headed by Thierry Lurton. The Lurton family is one of the most famous and important families in Bordeaux, where they own more vineyards and estates than any other family. The history of the winemaking family goes back almost 100 years, today there are 13 members of the family that each own their own estates, some members have expanded into other countries, such as Argentina, Chile and Spain. Producing 80 wines from 5 different countries, they work together under the Lurton du vin umbrella as a “strong family collective”, promoting their wines that range from entry level to prestigious selections.
Dark red-violet in colour with intriguing aromas of black licorice, Christmas spices, and hints of tarry earth. Cherry and plum flavours joined anise notes in the medium body, whilst soft tannins, black peppercorn, tobacco and traces of dark chocolate comprised the moderate finish. Simple but well structured, this is easy drinking companion for a wide variety of dishes [especially fantastic with pizza] and overall a phenomenal value.
95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Bottled at the Château by Thierry Lurton
Enjoy now thru 2016