Erstmals wurde das Gut 1147 schriftlich erwähnt, nach einer langen Geschichte mit unterschiedlichen Besitzern kaufte 1981 die Société mutuelle d’assurance du bâtiment et des travaux publics (SMABTP) Chateau Cantemerle und investierte umfangreich in Weinberge und Keller.

Heute beträgt die Weinbergsfläche 98 Hektar, die mit 68% Cabernet Sauvignon bestockt ist, der Rest verteilt sich auf Merlot, Cabernet Franc und Petit Verdot. Der Wein reift für 12-15 Monate in französischer Eiche, 40% der Fässer werden jedes Jahr erneuert.  

- Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, William Kelley (4/2022): „Château Cantemerle saw substantial investments in the 1980s and since then has cruised along very happily—until now, with a new winery and cellar about to enter the construction phase. There are 98 hectares under vine, some 68% of which are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, at a density of 8,500 vines per hectare. Occupying a crescent around the château, the vineyards sit on Mindel gravels, and the terroir is rather homogenous, such that any given parcel has the potential to make it into the grand vin (the second wine is mostly derived from young-vine parcels). Farming is thoughtful, with minimal chemicals and cover crops employed to limit vigor in parcels planted with Merlot. In the last few years, almost one kilometer of hedges has been added, to enhance biodiversity. The air-pulse system was prototyped here, so that's the order of the day during vinification, and élevage employs moderate percentages of new oak.“



Weingut: Chateau Cantemerle

Menschen/Inhaber:  SMABTP

Region/Ort: Haut Medoc

Betriebsgröße: 90 Hektar