Château de Sales | Pomerol, France
Château de Sales is the largest esate in the Pomerol appellation and has been owned by the same family for over 500 years. The vineyards are planted to Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) with the average age of the vines over 30 years old.
The soils are characterised by an omnipresence of iron oxide, called 'crasse de fer' locally, which gives the wine a distinct personality. The majority of aging for Château de Sales wines takes place in traditional concrete tanks, spending only 6 months in oak barrels, to preserve the wine's qualities of freshness, fruitiness and terroir expression.