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Château Monrecueil 2011, Bordeaux Supérieur, Château de Belcier

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Château Monrecueil 2011 - Bordeaux Supérieur, Château de Belcier

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The opinion of the sommelier

I was really surprised to find such a good value for money in Bordeaux. Certainly, it is not at the level of the best “Grands Crus” of Bordeaux, but this vintage of Château Monrecueil has a lot to offer and is perfect for a Sunday family meal! The nose reveals herbaceous - I particularly found the fern - and floral aromas. On the palate, the wine is soft, fresh and fruity, which is the signature of a wine only elaborated with merlot. 

 

Terroir

The estate is located on the terroir of Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux, one of the first areas where vines were planted in Bordeaux millenniums ago. This land is adjacent to Saint-Emilion and therefore has a clay and limestone soil of high quality. If you enjoy gardening, you might know that clay retains a lot of water. Therefore, the vine is perfectly moistened all the time. Limestone is a great friend to clay as it drains really well the water and retains heat that it gives back to the vine during colder times.

lecepage Grape variety

Merlot is now the main grape variety in Bordeaux (it used to be cabernet sauvignon). Merlot is known to give soft wines with a silkier texture and less tannins than its friend cabernet sauvignon. Fun fact: Chateau Petrus, the most expensive Bordeaux wine made in Pomerol next to Saint- Emilion, is made from merlot at 95%.

lemillesimeVintage

When the time of the harvest came, the winemakers did really not know what to expect in Bordeaux. Indeed, the weather was rather weird with an extremely hot spring and a cold and rainy summer. The result was bad: low yields and lack of sugars in grapes. Nevertheless, the right bank of the Garonne, on which the estate is located, suffered less than its neighbour the left bank. 

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

Throughout history, the estate had very numerous owners. The most famous one, François de Belcier, secretary of Louis XVI, got his head cut off during the French Revolution. Nowadays, the estate is owned by MACIF, an insurance company that invested like many other insurance companies in Bordeaux estates. They put a new team in charge.
 
My VitiBox, February. 2015 / bouteille

Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until the 31th March 2015. Delivery within 7 days 

Certainly, it is not at the level of the best “Grands Crus” of Bordeaux, but this vintage of Château Monrecueil has a lot to offer and is perfect for a Sunday family meal!

 
 
  • Température :14° - 16°C
  • Decanting :Open just before opening 
  • Aging potential : until 2016
Food and wine pairings
Pâté
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Lamb kebabs
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Camembert cheese
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Blueberry pie
 
 
AppearanceGarnet red colour with purple reflections.
Garnet
NoseFine aromas of fern and peony.
Aromatic intensity :
Revealing when aereating
Wine Aromas :
Flowers
Plants and vegetables
Aromas : fern, peony.

Mouth
Silky texture, with fresh and fruity flavours.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Soft

Body / alcohol :
Light

Tannins :
Fluid

Wood level :
Light wooden touches

Aftertaste
: normal persistence (light drying).

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