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This wine is only allocated for sales in Belgium

2018

Les Collines de L'IF

Saint-Émilion
0,75
Red
It is a decade ago that Jacques Thienpont made his first wine at L’If, the beautifully situated estate on the plateau of Saint Emilion, next to Château Troplong Mondot and Chateau Pavie-Macquin with gorgeous views over the medieval village. This is the second release of Collines de L’If, its name evocative of the rolling slopes where the grapes for this second wine are grown. Made from a blend of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, the Collines vineyard comprises three hectares of the estate. Made in small vats with aging for one year in half new and half one year barrels, this wine embodies the unique personality of the estate through its young vines. Collines de L’If is fine and fresh with notes of autumn fruits, licorice and spices. It has a lovely impression of conviviality, good richness and an attractive balance between fruit and soil with a touch of mint. The finish is long and appetizing with a red fruit character that is typical of Saint Emilion wines.
Food pairing
  • Red meat Red meat
  • Feathered game Feathered game
  • Hard cheese Hard cheese
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SKU 2018279-00750
Vintage 2018
Volume 0,75 L
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint-Émilion
Château Les Collines de L'IF
Producer Jacques Thienpont
Alcohol 14.5%
Drink From 2021
Drink Till 2028
Bio No
Food Pairing Red meat, Feathered game, Hard cheese
The story

Jacques Thienpont was working with his uncle Gérard in the family business in Belgium when he heard about a tiny parcel of vineyard next to Vieux Château Certan. His uncle Léon knew how good the terroir was and tried to persuade the family to buy the vineyard and add it to Certan. They ...

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Appellation

The wines of Saint-Émilion are intrinsically linked with the medieval village from which they take their name.  One of the most beautiful corners of the Bordeaux region, Saint-Émilion dates back to Roman times when the Roman poet and consul Ausonius lived in the region (and later gave his name to the top estate, ...

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