Wilson Daniels Expands Portfolio with Château Simard
ST. HELENA, CA (April 14, 2011) – Wilson Daniels, recognized as one of the industry’s leading fine wine sales and marketing organizations, announces its partnership with Bordeaux property Château Simard, located in Saint-Emilion.
With a legacy that dates back to the 17th century, Château Simard is located near the southern slopes of the old town of Saint-Emilion. Called the hill of 1000 châteaux, Saint-Emilion is home to the Right Bank’s most prestigious estates. Among the most renowned is Château Ausone, one of two Grand Cru Premier Classé A estates and Château Simard’s sibling. Château Ausone proprietor Alain Vauthier acquired Château Simard when his uncle Claude “Coco” Mazière passed away in 2008.
Chateau Simard is best known for aging its wines for up to 10 years before release, making it one of the few pre-cellared-upon-release wines available in the market. Wilson Daniels will introduce the 1999 vintage, comprised of 80 percent Merlot and 20 percent Cabernet Franc, reflecting the estate’s vineyard plantings.
Château Simard’s vineyards benefit from excellent exposure. A combination of sandy, gravelly soil, rigorous grape selection and meticulous winemaking practices contribute to the wine’s elegant and balanced signature style. It is a rare Bordeaux in its price range, both sophisticated and ready to drink upon purchase.
Under this new U.S. partnership, Wilson Daniels will represent Château Simard in all states except New York and New Jersey.