Daily Wine 11/8/17:
Château L’Evangile – Pomerol – 1990
- This wine is a blend of dominantly Merlot with the remainder blended with Cabernet Franc. The blend changes each vintage based on how the grapes perform, but typically it is around 70% or more Merlot.
- The wine spends eighteen months in 70% new oak.
- This estate is owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild, who also own Château Laftie Rothschild in Pauillac. Château Lafite is one of the five first growths of the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux.
- 1990 produced great wines in a beautiful style and is consistent for both banks.
- Château L’Evangile was founded by the Léglise family from Libourne around the middle of the 18th century and is one of Pomerol’s first vineyards.
- In 1862, Château L’Evangile was purchased by Paul Chaperon, whose descendants, the Ducasse family, remained the owners until 1990.
- Domaines Barons de Rothschild acquired the property in 1990.
- The vineyard covers 22 hectares made up of sandy clay soil with pure gravel on a subsoil of iron rich residues.
- Vineyards are planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Bouchet, the local name for Cabernet Franc.
- Average production is around 5,000 cases a year.
- Pair this with braised beef.