Appellation: Bordeaux Superieur
A blend of Merlot 60%, Cabernet Franc 25% and Cabernet Sauvignon 15% from a single vineyard in the Cotes de Castillon directly adjacent to St Emilion Appellation.
- FRA - Bordeaux
Ripe blueberry/raspberry fruit with a clutch of dried herb and plenty of that dark minerality that’s so attractive in the wines of Bordeaux. It’s firm and dry, but surprisingly full and fruity (in context) with excellent density, good length and a refreshing finish. Clearly made to win friends yet does not betray its regionality and roots. And it ticks all the boxes for value, drinkability and interest. Super bargain. Rating 91 - Gary Walsh www.winefront.com.au (15/JUN/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
In keeping with most of France, 2008 followed 2007 as a difficult vintage saved from a cold and wet summer by warm and dry conditions in September and October. The combination of frost, difficult conditions during flowering and the cool summer resulted in very small yields. The warm late harvest conditions and vigilant and patient vignerons make 2008 a surprising vintage, particularly on the right bank.
Harvested partially by hand before a full de-stemming. The winemaking is modern in philosophy with maximum attention to capturing fruit vibrancy. An extended maceration is followed by a cool fermentation and maturation in new and seasoned oak barrels.
This wine is underBordeaux Superieur Appellation, whose minimum permitted alcohol strength is half a percent higher alcohol than Bordeaux A.C.
2011 - 2016.