A wine which has made a name for itself amidst a vast range. A fully justified commercial success for this top-quality product, crafted with the use of the very latest techniques.
Appellation : Bordeaux Supérieur
Grape varieties : 70 % merlot, 30 % cabernet franc
Average age : 35 years
Type of soil : Clay and limestone
Vinegrowing : leaf thining, bunch thining, sorted by “trie baies machine”
Winemaking : wooden small fermenting vats, cold maceration, catch the cap by hand, ageing 18 – 20 months in French oak barrels.
Winemaker : Vanessa Aubert
FLEUR ST ANTOINE 2012
The Wine Advocate Feb 2013 Robert PARKER : 87
This tasty, elegant and attractive wine exhibits black cherry and black currant as well as some underbrush and foresty notes in a tasty, consumer-friendly mid-weight style. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.
James Suckling - TASTING REPORT: ALL THE NOTES, AND MORE THOUGHTS ON 2012 BORDEAUX -
April 21th, 2013 : 86
FLEUR ST ANTOINE 2011
The Wine Advocate Apr 2012 #200 Robert PARKER : 84
The Wine Spectator : 89
Dark and inviting, with linzer torte, crushed plum and boysenberry fruit that’s nicely toasty through the finish. Overtly modern and solidly done.
FLEUR ST ANTOINE 2010
James Suckling : 90
The Wine Spectator : 87
Dark and winey, with lots of briary grip and mouthfilling tabacco, roasted plum and braised fig notes. A hefty dose of ganache marks the finish. A bit amped up, but solid enough.
FLEUR ST ANTOINE 2009
The Wine Spectator : 89
This has nice toasty mocha, blackberry and fig sauce aromas and flavors, with a plush feel through the finish. A restrained, accessible version of the modern style. Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Médaille d’Or Sélection Mondiales des vins Canada 2013
FLEUR ST ANTOINE 2006
LE POINT « Bordeaux 2006 » : 15,5 / 20
FLEUR SAINT ANTOINE 2005
The Wine Advocate AVRIL 2008 Robert PARKER : 89 “Sleeper of the vintage”
Challenge International du vins Blayais-Bourgeais 2007 : Silver Medal
Challenge International du vins Blayais-Bourgeais 2008 : Silver Medal
FLEUR SAINT ANTOINE 2004
CONCOURS DES VIGNERONS INDEPENDANTS 2006 : Silver Medal
FLEUR SAINT ANTOINE 2003
The wine advocate, Robert Parker, 4 – 26 – 04 : 87-88
Owned by Jean-Claude Aubert, who has done fine things at La Couspaude and other estates, this excellent effort reveals copious fruit, glycerin, and alcohol. Enjoy it over the next 4-5 years.
CONCOURS DE BORDEAUX 2005 : Bronze Medal
CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN BLAYAIS-BOURGEAIS 2005 : Bronze Medal
Fleur Saint Antoine
At first, the domain was an exploitation of mixed farming: sheeps, cows, linen … The first buildings were while barns for animals and preservation of the diverse annual harvests. It is in 1 830 that the owners, the Girard family, made build the bourgeois house become the current emblem of the holy Château Antoine.
The vineyard appeared to Saint Antoine only at the beginning of the XXéme century, planted by Mister Cassat going down Girard. Barns gave then their place in a wine storehouse equipped with concrete tanks, what is a small originality the reinforced concrete making for the time its first steps. So started the wine-making history of the Château, with the exclusive production of more or less soft white wine just like all the region, the Entre-Deux-Mers.
In 1 953, the wine-making labor syndicate of the Entre-Deux-Mers asked the I.N.A.O, and obtained a decree of Control establishing on one hand a chap of wine who from now on was to be dry with a maximum of 4 grams of residual sugar by liter, and on the other hand conditions of production with a quality control by the analysis and the tasting. The dry white wine of the holy castle Antoine lives then his first tastings with the aim of the obtaining of the naming "Entre-Deux-Mers". Mister Etienne Aubert, grandson of mister Cassat, known at the same time the appearance of the red wine in the region, the white wine after its golden time beginning to decline in the consumption, competed by other drinks in particular in the apéritif.
In 1 970, his sons Daniel and Jean-Claude Aubert resume the exploitation and begin the reconversion of the Château. The vineyard originally formed by white vines is replaced then gradually by red vines. The concrete tanks are destroyed at the same time in favour of stainless tanks. In the 80s, they set up, for the first time in the château, the thermoregulation, the still young technology at this moment there. Then during the 90s they continue to improve the exploitation.
Today their child Vanessa, Héloïse and Yohann join them and immortalize the family story of the Château, the old woman of several centuries.