Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret St. Emilion Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Learn everything about Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret St. Emilion with wine tasting notes and wine with food pairing tips. Learn the best vintages, the history of the property, and information on the vineyards and winemaking. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret History, Overview

Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret was purchased by Françoise Lannoye and Philippe Lannoye in 2007. However, while the new owners brought the estate into the modern age, the vineyards have been cultivated since the early 1800s. The chateau was built in 1815 and the tower on the property was constructed in 1845.

The property is located just outside of the Saint Emilion village. The Lannoye family owns numerous other vineyards including Chateau Tyenac and Chateau Lanbersac in the satellite appellation of Puisseguin St. Emilion, as well as Haut Maugersin, Chateau Lamour, and Chateau Moulin de Clotte in the Cotes de Castillon appellation.

Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret is a fun place to visit, as here, not only can you taste the wine, but you can attend French cooking classes as well.

Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 5.25 hectare Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret is planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. The vines are old, as they are on average close to 45 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a density of 6,000 vines per hectare. The terroir is sand with clay soils, situated close to the foot of the plateau.

The wine of Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret is vinified in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels. The wine is aged in an average of 70% new, French oak barrels for between 14-18 months, depending on the vintage.

The best vintages of Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2010 and 2009.

Thomas Duclos is the consultant. Close to 1,500 cases of wine are produced here each year. 2016 is the best produced here to date.

When to Drink Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret is much better with at least 2-5 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 or so, giving the wine time to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-12 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret with Wine, Food, and Pairing Tips

Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

Château Ambe Tour Pourret Wine Tasting Notes

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2016 Château Ambe Tour Pourret  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Licorice, vanilla, smoke and ripe, dark red fruits on the nose. In the mouth, medium/full bodied, soft and approachable with round, sweet, dark red cherries and licorice. 91 Points

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2010 Château Ambe Tour Pourret  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Medium bodied, forward, with sweet, soft, ripe, red berries, earth, licorice and espresso. The wine has softness on the palate, but it could use more concentration of flavor, as I like the fruit. 88 Points

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