Chateau Simard is owned by the Gauthier family, who are well-known for the legendary Saint Emilion estate, Chateau Ausone, as well as counting Chateau Fonbel and Chateau Moulin St. Georges and Chateaiu La Clotte as part of their holdings.
Chateau Simard has a long history in the region that dates back to at least the 1700's. The actual chateau was built in the 18th century. The property takes its name from one of its previous owners, Count Simard.
Fresh, bright and firm in character, the nose shows off a crisp, red berry stone, espresso and leaf character.
Winery: Château Haut-Simard
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Region: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Regional styles: Bordeaux Saint-Émilion
Food pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry