Vieux Chateau Mazerat Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2015
Vieux Chateau Mazerat Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2015.
This wine collection, containing just over three thousand bottles, arrives from an avid wine collector who started in the 1980s. This collector toured the world with a personal goal of learning as possible about the world’s top wine regions; eventually becoming a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. Most wines in this collection were sourced directly from local wine stores or imported directly from the wine producer. Wines were stored in a controlled environment with dual refrigeration units.
Vieux Chateau Mazerat takes its name from the Mazerat sector in St. Emilion where the vines are located. Owned by Jonathan Maltus, and located not too far from Chateau Angelus, this property is also the source used for the Bordeaux wine produced at Chateau Le Dome. Jonathan Maltus made his first purchase in the Mazerat sector in 1996. He obtained the rest of the vineyard which is used for the production of Vieux Chateau Mazerat in 2008.
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru wines are produced under slightly tighter production restrictions than regular Saint-Émilion wines. As with other grand cru appellations, the intention behind this is to improve the quality, and to distinguish the area’s finer wines from the more everyday wines. The most searched-for Grand Cru wine on our datbase is Château Cheval Blanc. However the designation is distinct from that of Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé; confusingly for the non-expert, the top-tier wines from Saint-Émilion are not marked out by their grand cru status, but by their appearance in the Saint-Émilion Wine Classification, which confers grand cru classé (64 Châteaux in 2012) and premier grand cru classé status (14 classés “B” and, at the very top, 4 classés “A”). This works in a similar way to the classifications of the Médoc, Graves and Sauternes, but with one significant difference: it is periodically reviewed to keep it up-to-date and relevant. It was first drawn up in 1955, and (after a controversial review in 2006) was most recently updated in 2012.