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HISTORY
Poesia is the story of several meetings.

First of all, the meeting of two people: Hélène Garcin, a woman of passion, and Patrice Levêque, a meticulous winegrower for whom the vine is a being in its own right. Their vision of working the vine and their ardent fascination for exceptional terroirs gave birth to a life project, which took form in the type of marriage where one partner feeds on the passion of the other.

Then came the meeting between the couple and the terroirs. A complex, inexpressible notion, which creates a dialogue in spite of everything, from the first moment, from the first stride across the land. Terroirs of the sort that present themselves to man as being self-evident.

Poesia is the story of what happens when they are given their chance. The chance to create something exceptional, with the greatest respect.
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children"

A. De Saint-Exupéry.
THE TERROIR
Perched high on the limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion and swept by the wind, the Merlot vine, an age-old inhabitant here, finds the ideal conditions in this fresh soil to express its exemplary aromatic complexity.

A unique symphony of elements, where the clay and limestone base work together to offer the vine the assurance of having a perfect water supply whatever the conditions, and where the wind gently dries the leaves and berries, humidified by the exceptional climate of the region.

An arrangement between the elements that offers the vine a clean fight, an opportunity to transcend itself and thus offer the sort of fruit, rich and concentrated, whose expression bears the mark of the great wines of the limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion.
 
THE WINE
Far from decorum and worldliness, a sincere wine that speaks of the soul of the vintage and not of its reflection. In Poesia, only the truth of the terroir makes its mark: The mark of the great wines of Saint-Émilion.
A.O.C. Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
POESIA 35 000 bottles
Surface of production 8,865 ha
Soil Clay
Subsoil Limestone, Plateau of Saint-Emilion
Grape varieties 70% Merlot - 30% Cabernet Franc
Soil culture Organic and sustainable
Harvest Hand picked
Fermenting vats 40 -70 hl stainless steel
Barrels & Ageing 80% new french oak barrels for 18-24 months
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PRESS REVIEW 2018
Apr 2019
 95-96 
A juicy and fruity wine with a pretty center palate and hints of ripe fruit and minerals. Medium-bodied but delicious. Lovely polish and finesse.
Antonio Galloni
Apr 2019
 91-94 
Poesia is terrific in 2018. An exotic mélange of dark red cherry, plum, spice, leather and cedar envelops the palate. A wine of density, power and textural resonance, the 2018 is shaping up to be one of the under the radar gems of the vintage. Quite frankly, I am blown away by the wine's balance at this admittedly very early stage. The 2018 might be the best Poesia yet. The blend is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc.
James Molesworth
Mar. 2019
 93-96 
Vibrant, featuring racy raspberry and cassis notes, flecked with violet and mineral accents. Long and very pure. Don't sleep on this one.
Apr 2019
 93-95 
Pourpre violacé. Bouquet intense, révélant des notes de réglisse et de baies noires. Touche crayeuse. Attaque friande et fruitée. Au palais, le vin est onctueux, élégant et doté de tannins qui se révèlent lentement pour atteindre leur expression maximale en fin de bouche. Ils sont de pair avec la tension qui confère race et fraîcheur. Un vin qui doit encore gagner en éclat aromatique en fin de bouche mais qui est doté d’une très belle base
Apr 2019
 94-96+ 
More red fruits emerge from the 2018 Poesia, which has beautiful limestone character in its black raspberry and cassis fruit, graphite, and spring flower aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant, yet also powerful and concentrated, it's going to evolve positively for 4-5 years and keep for two decades or more.
Bernard Burtschy
2019
 91-92 
La robe est noire et nez discret avant d’exploser de fruits noirs. Le vin est souple et suave, petite dureté tannique, léger creux en milieu de bouche qui devrait se combler avec l’élevage. Le vin est élaboré avec 70 % merlot et 30 % cabernet-franc.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Apr 2019
 94-96 
This is a final blend composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, with the Merlot harvested October 3-8 and the Cabernet Franc harvested on October 9. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Poesia opens with notes of baked black cherries, mocha, spice cake, redcurrant jelly and black raspberries with nuances of dried roses, aniseed, candied violets and Christmas cake plus a waft of molten licorice. Full-bodied, rich and packed with red and black fruit layers, it has a solid structure of firm, finely grained tannins and compelling freshness, finishing very long and layered
Apr 2019
 16,5 (92) 
Ma meilleure note donnée à ce cru en primeur. Couleur sombre, intense et belle. Nez d'intensité moyenne, plutôt fin, au fruité pur, mûr et subtil. Moelleux et dense dès l'attaque, le vin évolue juteux et très savoureux. Il glisse en finale puissant, sur des tannins enrobés, avec beaucoup de goût. C'est très bon. Encore une victoire des sols calcaires dans ce millésime. Assemblage : 80 % merlot, 20 % cabernet franc.
Jeff Leve
Apr 2019
 95 
Inky in color, the wine is loaded with dark, sweet, plush, rich, fruits, licorice, smoke and chocolate. There is depth and harmony here. The fruit shows purity, freshness, length and volume with velvety textures.
 
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