Chateau Antilope Tibetaine
Haut Medoc AOC
Chateau Antilope Tibetaine, Haut Medoc AOC
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History

Located in the Haut-Medoc region of Bordeaux, Chateau Antilope Tibetaine is a family-run vineyard which was formerly owned by the Armand-Laron and Luton families and vinification here began as early as the 18th century. By the end of the 19th century, Chateau Antilope Tibetaine had grown into the largest vineyard in the Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne, covering an area of 27 hectares. In 1938, the Grassin family expanded the vineyard by planting 24 hectares of grape trees, and also preserved the property’s historic buildings and built a new wine storage cellar.

Terroir

Chateau Antilope Tibetaine is located in Haut Medoc, near the village of St. Esteve. Situated on the edge of the estuary, the vineyard is recognized by master winemakers as the perfect place for growing grapes. The main soil type of the vineyard consists of clay pebbles whose strong water retention qualities ensure top quality grapes even during especially dry years. Haut Medoc’s climate tends to be sunny and is ideal for growing grapes. In terms of quality control, parts of the vineyard is planted with grass to avoid their grapes from ripening and swelling too soon before harvest time.

Wine

Some 53% of the grapes grown here are Cabernet Sauvignon, while 40% are Merlot and the remaining 7% are Petit Verdot. The holder of a degree in winemaking from Bordeaux Wine Academy, master winemaker Frederic Massie formerly worked in the legendary Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and Chateau Domaine de l’A. He remains dedicated to producing superb wines that bring out the uniqueness of this vineyard’s terroir. Management of the winery was further enhanced when temperature-controlled stainless steel and concrete fermentation tanks were installed. Fermented using traditional craftsmanship dating back almost one hundred years, and aged in the brand new French oak barrels, wines here boast a baked bouquet that balances the smell of red berries, spices and wooden barrels against supple tannins and a smooth and thick body.

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Awards

  • Silver Medal – Concours General Agricole Paris, 2016
  • Gold Medal – Concours de Bordeaux-vins d’Aquitaine, 2013
  • Bronze Medal – Concours de Bordeaux-vins d’Aquitaine, 2012
  • Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin, 2011
  • Cité – Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2010
  • 1 Star – Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2007
  • Bronze Medal – Concours de Bordeaux-vins d’Aquitaine, 2002

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