Virginie de Valandraud St. Emilion Grand Cru Virginie de Valandraud St. Emilion Grand Cru Virginie de Valandraud St. Emilion Grand Cru Download PDF

Winery Jean Luc Thunevin Selections
Varieties65% Merlot / 24% Cab Franc / 5% Cabernet Sauvignon / 4% Malbec / 1% Carmenère (Cepage varies by vintage.)
Farming PracticesLutte Raisonnée
Soilsclayey limestone
Hectares/Acres8.8 ha
Altitude119 m
Harvest Techniquemanual
Year Vines Were Planted1979
Yeastselected natural
Fermentationstainless steel and transferred to new oak
Maturation18 to 20 months in 100% new barrels
Item NoFR920
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Émilion
Virginie de Valandraud St. Emilion Grand Cru

Created in 1992 as a second wine, Virginie de Valandraud is, since 1997, its own cuvee, produced from vineyards of Château Valandraud (Virginie is the first name of Jean Luc Thunevin’s daughter), cultivated and vinified the same way as Château Valandraud, by the same team, with the same means and methods, under the supervision of Murielle Andraud.


WINE ADVOCATE 90-92 “The Virginie de Valandraud 2014 has a very pure bouquet, precise and elegant as usual, with precocious dark cherry and crème de cassis scents merged with violet petals. The oak here is nicely in sync. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, chalky tannin over-layered with surprisingly minerally dark berry fruit that dovetails into a long spicy finish. There’s a lot going on in this deuxième vin and it should be fascinating to re-visit later on during its evolution. It surpasses many a self-aggrandizing "big gun" in Saint Emilion.” Neal Martin