We go up a level with this vintage in which stewed red fruit with fine touches of vanilla prevail in the nose.
From the attack, you perceive a fine density that is expressed in a balanced, meaty mouth of undeniable charm.
- Vintage : Bordeaux Supérieur "Grande Sélection"
- Year : 2015
- Appellation : AOC Bordeaux Supérieur
- Colour : Red
- Grape types : 100 % Merlot
- Soil : gravel and sand
- Harvest : when fully ripe
- Type of viticulture : sustainable
- Contenance : 75cl
- Appearance : deep garnet
- Nose : red fruit and vanilla
- Mouth : deep, rich and charming
- Serving temperature : 16°C
- Cellaring : 5 to 7 years
- Drink from : 2018
- Winemaking process : maceration for 18-23 days
- Maturation : 12 months in barrels
- Food-matching : tournedos with cep mushrooms
Since 1982, Patrick Carteyron has worked the 40 hectares of the Château, located on gravelly subsoil, with a clear vocation to improve the wines' quality. He has been successful in the three colours, producing highly researched wines that are appreciated by both experts and wine lovers.
Wines from Bordeaux are the quintessential image of French wine around the world. The region has 117,500 hectares of vineyards and produce 5,700,000 hl of wine in an average year.
The vineyards are wrapped around the Garonne, Dordogne and their shared estuary, the Gironde.
The climate in Bordeaux is temperate, with the vineyards themselves protected from the ocean by the département of Landes. Frosts are infrequent and while the spring and summer are sometimes fairly wet, a fine autumn is often the determining factor for the quality of the vintage.
The Bordeaux subsoil tends to be rather diverse. As a result, major vintages are often grown on gravelly hilltops, while the surroundings are made up of limestone or clay sediments les. Part of the complexity of Bordeaux stems from the way the grape type and subsoil combine to work their magic.
Grape types – red: merlot (60%), cabernet sauvignon (25%), cabernet franc (11%), as well as petit verdot and malbec.
Grape types – white: semillon (53%), sauvignon (35%), muscadelle (6%), as well as colombard and ugni blanc.
- 2010: rich, powerful reds with imposing tannins. Great cellaring potential. Fresh, elegant dry whites. Fine sweet wines, fruity with fine acidity
- 2011: contrasting red with imposing tannins and immediate acidity.. Good dry whites that are easy to drink and refreshing. Rich, concentrated sweet wines.
- 2012: reds better on the right bank with its dominant Merlot grape. Drink fairly young while awaiting previous vintages to mature. Fragrant, well-balanced dry whites.
- 2013: a different, varied red vintage, but fine wines to be drunk young. Very fine and aromatic dry whites. Liquorous, ideal for racking with a magnificent balance.