Appellation Saint-Émilion

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Château de Sarpe

Saint-Émilion

A renowned vineyard and among the oldest.

Characteristics

Appellation :  AOC Saint-Émilion

Owner : 1969 Jean-François Janoueix

Grape varieties : 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet franc

Sales : Joseph Janoueix SA or at the estate

Food pairing

The Chateaux Joseph Janoueix has had the honour of being present at the Elysée, Matignon and Senate meals for a very long time. Here are a few menus that have been served at prestigious dinners.

We advise you to taste our wines with the following dishes, expect a good marriage...

Entrecôte à la Bordelaise

Geographical location

On the highest point of the hillside, 500m east of Saint-Émilion, right road to Saint-Christophe des Bardes. Splendid view, cultural and environmental heritage. Two panoramic maps.

Origin of the name

The origin of the name of this place is very old and dates back to the time when the Romans, after having "cleared with hooks" wood and underbrush, planted vines in furrows dug in limestone (traces still visible today) on this high plateau exposed to the sun. The Vineyard is one of the oldest and most anciently famous vineyards in Saint-Emilion. In 1750, Pierre Beylot, a Libournais merchant, was already talking about the "cru de Sarpe". In 1807, his son Mathieu bought Sarpe wines at a very high price and they were transported to Brussels by "car". On 19 July 1816, Pascal Fourcaud bought 4 barrels of red wine from La Conseillante (Pomerol) at 362 francs per barrel and 3 barrels of Sarpe wine at 500 francs per barrel. In 1867, at the Universal Exhibition in Paris, the two owners of Sarpe, the Count of Carles and Ducarpe Ainé, were entered on the famous list of 36 Saint-Emilion crus that obtained the Gold Medal.

An absolute must-see

The park and its century-old trees, deer refuges, the 4-season path and its rose garden, hundreds of birds and animals, the picturesque hamlet of Sarpe with its old houses, its wine vats, its wine cellars, its reception halls for concerts, exhibitions, "The Glou-Glou", a wonderful night cabaret/club from the 50s designed for grape pickers. Discover also the gite for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela, the artists' path, dotted with sculptures that lead to the old wash-house and its fountain. The only restored 18th century windmill in Saint-Emilion and the miller's house, the old utility vans of Haut Sarpe piously preserved.

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Tasting note

By renowned oenologists Michel ROLLAND and Stéphane TOUTOUNDJI (GAULT & MILLAU)

  • 2016 - EXCELLENT WINES
    Aromas of cherry, pepper and blond tobacco. Structure respected with felted tannins.
    2015 - AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR
    A clean and velvety attack envelops the palate. A soft finish and a beautiful length marked by silky tannins. A classic and complete wine.
  • 2014 - A GOOD VINTAGE RICH AND SMOOTH
    Nose of red fruits. Round mouth with melted tannins, covered by a light woody note
  • 2013 - SEDUCED BY ITS BALANCE. ADORABLE WINES
    The nose is fruity. Delicious attack with a beautiful evolution in the mouth.
  • 2012 - A YEAR OF MERLOT, PLEASURE IN THE RAW STATE
    On the palate, the round attack ends with sweet tannins.

Récompenses

  • 2016 Médaille d'Or au Concours Expression des Vignerons Bio de Nouvelle-Aquitaine 2019.