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Légende d'Automne 2012, Château Haut-Meyreau,Bordeaux

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Légende d'Automne 2012 - Château Haut-Meyreau,Bordeaux

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The opinion of the sommelier

For this Vitibox dedicated to the wines of Bordeaux, I really felt like making you discover Château Haut-Meyreau. It is not located in one of Bordeaux top appellations, but the winemaker’s skills seem to be enough to build a reputation since the Château is out of stock six months a year. This wine is very elegant, with subtle aromas of flowers. 

 

Terroir

The Château Haut-Meyreau is located in Dardenac, ten kilometres from Saint-Emilion. The vineyard covers 76 hectares. The subsoil is made of clay and limestone. It is an excellent terroir as the clay keeps a lot of rainwater to moisten the vines all year long. It strikes a balance with the strong sun of Bordeaux, ideal to grow great merlot and cabernet-sauvignon.

lecepageGrape variety

Merlot and cabernet sauvignon work really well together! Merlot is the most common grape in the Bordeaux region, although this dominance is quite new. In the nineteenth century, it was the cabernet sauvignon that was the most cultivated variety. But after the second world war, the right bank of Bordeaux, where the merlot was dominant, got more and more successful, thanks to its prestigious appellations like Pomerol or Saint-Emilion. Merlot has less tannins than cabernet sauvignon, which makes it easier to enjoy young.

lemillesime Vintage

2012 is a pretty good vintage in Bordeaux but it suffers by comparison to 2009 and 2010 which were exceptional vintages. In 2012, spring was the warmest and the driest in 50 years! As a consequence, the flowering happened 3 weeks in advance. The summer was luckily wetter and cooler, thereby decelerating the growing of the vines to avoid over matured grapes. The harvest was smooth, giving grapes of good quality. 

lerecoltant The winemaker

The wine estate is located in the “Entre-deux-Mers” area, in Dardenac, just outside of Saint-Emilion. Over the years, the estate grew by buying new parcels to its neighbours. From 5 hectares in 1802, it grew to 76 hectares today, which is quite impressive!
 
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Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until the 31th january 2015. Delivery within 21 days. 

This wine is very elegant, with subtle aromas of flowers.

 
 
  • Température :12° - 14°C
  • Decanting :Drink as soon as the bottle is opened
  • Aging potential : until 2017
Food and wine matching
Veal carpaccio
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Yassa chicken
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Sheep’s cheese
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Red berries pie
 
 
AppearanceA light garnet red colour, with hints of blue and purple.
NoseFine aromas of flowers and leaves.
Aromatic intensity :
Revealing when aereating
Wine Aromas :
Flowers
Plants and vegetables
Aromas: flowers, leaves.

Mouth
Mouth light and fruity, slightly spiced.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Soft

Body / alcohol :
Light

Tannins :
Weak

Wood level :
Light wooden touches

Aftertaste
: Soft and elegant finish.

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