Closerie de Camensac
The concept of a second wine became widespread in the 1970s.
Acquiring a château’s second wine is a way of bringing some of the magic of a great growth into your cellar at an affordable price, with the possibility of enjoying it at a younger age.
Benefiting from the same care as Château de Camensac, it is blended from carefully selected batches, specifically for the second wine, in accordance with its identity. Soft tannins, ripe fruit, elegance, and always excellent value!
Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in varying proportions depending on the vintage.
The style of Camensac’s wines is explained by the geographical location and the micro-climate, with mild winters and hot summers but which is also oceanic, favouring healthy growth and well-ripened grapes, combined with a deep gravel terroir, brought by the river (Villafranchian gravel as in Pessac-Léognan and Gunzian gravel as in the St Julien appellation).
Ploughing. Sustainable agriculture and biodynamic trials on 7 hectares.
HEV 3 (High Environmental Value) certification obtained in 2021 and implementation of an agroecological programme.
Selective manual harvests, by grape variety, the age of the vines and the terroir.
Sorting of the grapes in the vineyard, then on reception of the harvest on a sorting table.
Destemming and crushing
Alcoholic fermentation at 28°C (about 6 days) followed by maceration (about 3 weeks)
Daily pumping over and / or punching down
Run-off and pressing (pneumatic press)
Transfer to barrels
Ageing in French oak barrels for 12 months (10% new barrels)
Regular topping up and racking