Château Semonlon is located in Avensan, a small commune not far from Margaux, whose vineyards border those of Château Citran. The property is owned by the Dumora family, whose patrimony spans several generations. Its 7 hectares are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, while the average age of the vines is 35 years. The soil is comprised of muddy gravel, large stones and small amounts of clay.
Depending upon the year, a green harvest and leaf plucking may take place. The harvest is manual. The pressed juice is fermented in stainless steel following a cold maceration. Once the malolactic fermentation has taken place, the wine is racked into 2-year old oak barrels where it continues its evolution for 12 months. Annual production at the Château is 45,000 bottles or just under 4,000 cases.
Château Semonlon Haut-Médoc
The wine's deep ruby color emits aromas that are complex yet elegant, with notes of blackcurrant, red and black berries, and licorice along with a touch of vanilla and spice. Really good value, sturdy little Bordeaux.