Château Matras

The Château Matras is named after a part of a crossbow warriors used in the Middle Ages: it may also refer to the man who used these weapons. Situated in a beautiful location on the hills south of Saint Emilion, its vines are contiguous to the Chateaux Angelus. Perfectly protected from the north and east winds, the quality of crops are always outstanding. The former property of the Count of Carles, it is currently in the hands of Mrs.Gaboriaud who also operates the Château Hermitage in Saint Emilion and Château Bourseau in Lalande de Pomerol.

AOC Saint-Emilion
Two A.O.C. (Controlled name of origin) share the territory, Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. This region produces wines that are globally imitated but never equalled: Chateau Ausone, Chateau Petrus and Chateau Angelus to name but a few. Yet the historical recognition of wines from the right bank happened later than the Grave or Medoc. Even though wine has been produced since the time of the Roman conquest in the 11th century, the interest in this region only began during the construction of the bridge across the Dordogne in 1820. Everything here is different from other regions around Bordeaux: limestone soil, the climate has a slight maritime influence and strong temperature fluctuations, and the vast majority of grapes grown is Merlot. This gives the wine a bright and fruity roundness that makes them very accessible and pleasant in their early youth with an aging potential as important as the Grands Crus Classés Medoc from the best producers. Saint Emilion is perhaps the most accessible region to discover the Grands Vins de Bordeaux.  The “Grand Cru” appellation is characterized by the qualitative selection, regularly revised, an output limited to 40hl/ha and raising minimum 12 months.
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