The opinion of the sommelier2007 is clearly not the best vintage in Bordeaux. However, several winemakers, by working hard, still managed to produce nice wines. This is the case of this wine from Côtes de Castillon. A young wine is often characterized by its very fruity aromas, and a more evolved one like this one shows aromas of fresh grass and humus. Ideal with Camembert cheese and sliced truffles!
TerroirThe 8-acre estate Chateau Moulin de Clotte is located in the Côtes de Castillon vineyard, just next to Saint-Emilion. The soil is clay and limestone which is a very nurturing environment for the roots of the vine.This part of the Bordeaux region is maybe the best place on Earth to grow Merlot, the main grape variety there.
Grape varietyMerlot is a grape variety that gives intensely dark wines. The wines are full-bodied yet low in tannins, with flavours of plum and sometimes chocolate as the wine ages. Cabernet Franc will bring fine tannins and aromas of red berries and spices. The blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc gives the wine complexity and a beautiful bouquet.
VintageThe 2007 vintage in Bordeaux is a decent but not amazing vintage. It suffered from the comparison with the 2005 or 2009 vintages that were amazing! The warm temperatures in April have resulted in a rapid flowering. But May and June were very rainy and late August was terrible with four days of very intensive rain! Things got much better in September and the harvest happened in good conditions.
A winemaker, a family
Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until the 30th November 2013. Delivery within 21 days.
A young wine is often characterized by its very fruity aromas, and a more evolved one like this one shows aromas of fresh grass and humus. Ideal with Camembert cheese and sliced truffles!