Château Caroline Red
Chanfreau Family - Moulis-en-Medoc
62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Chanfreau Family settled in Listrac-Médoc in 1962 when Léo purchased Château Fonréaud following his return from Algeria. A few months later, his father, Marcel Chanfreau, who also wished to settle in the Médoc, bought Château Lestage (neighbouring Fonréaud) and Château Caroline.    Today,  Marcel's grandson, Jean Chanfreau, runs the estates with his wife Marie-Hélène and his sister Caroline Chanfreau-Philippon. He bought Clos des Demoiselles in 2002. The family-owned vineyard covers 42 hectares in the commune of Listrac-Médoc and 9 hectares in the commune of Moulis en Médoc. The vines grow at the highest point in the Médoc, the Puy de Menjon, at an altitude of 43 metres.
Château Caroline’s vineyard dates back to Gallo-Roman times but it was only in the 19th century that the present manor, a splendid example of Napoleon III architecture, was built. 9 ha of Gravelly Pyrenean soil on a limestone and clayeylimestone base
Strict selection of the parcels and grapes. After a gentle crushing and destemming of the grapes, the must is put into small thermoregulated vats ensuring that the fermentations are perfectly controlled, bringing out the expression, the richness and the nuances of each plot. The vatting period lasts 20 to 25 days depending on the vintage. Maturing lasts around 12 months in merrian oak barrels, a 1/3 of which are replaced each year.
Tasting notes
Château Caroline shows a deep ruby color. It has an easy-going, but attractive red cherry and wild strawberry-scented bouquet with touches of cedar coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, layers of cedar-infused black fruit and a crisp, earthy finish that is long and satisfying.
Food pairing
Serve with grilled red meat, cheese or with chocolate cake.
Aging potential
15 years
Grape varieties
62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201991-92 James Suckling
201991 Wine Enthusiast
201892 Wine Enthusiast
201890 James Suckling
201890 Decanter
From one of several estates owned by the chanfreau Family in Moulis and Listrac, this is a spicy, obviosly wood-aged, wine. If the wood flavors are too prominent at this stage, proper integration comes with the dense blackberry fruits and acidity.So give the wine time and drink from 2024. Cellar Selection
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast
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