The opinion of the sommelierThis little vineyard in Médoc is a nice discovery. The attack is very pleasant and the aromatic profile of this wine is complex, mainly based on strawberry and blackcurrant aromas perfectly enhanced by a marked acidity. This wine is at the beginning of its peak, but if you enjoy tertiary aromas, it will easily wait for you a few years in your cellar.
TerroirThe vines are planted on a particularly thick ground of Graves. These big and hard round pebbles do not retain water and nutrients on the contrary to the layer of clay these lie on. Therefore, vines’ roots have to struggle through the pebbles to get their water and nutrients in the clay. It is a good thing as it forces the vine to be stronger so as to reveal the whole potential of the grapes!
Grape varietyMerlot and cabernet sauvignon is the most widespread blend in Bordeaux. Cabernet franc, without being rare, is less common. It’s the main variety in Chinon in the Loire Valley and it is often used in Bordeaux to complete the blends with its fresh red berries aromas.
Vintage2012 was (very) rainy in Bordeaux, which slowed down the ripening of cabernet sauvignon, a grape variety that needs a lot of sun to be at its best. Thus, it was harvested pretty late, long after merlot and cabernet franc, which required a lot of work that the team of Bellegrave du Poujeau perfectly accomplished.
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Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles. Delivery within 7 days.
The attack is very pleasant and the aromatic profile of this wine is complex, mainly based on strawberry and blackcurrant aromas perfectly enhanced by a marked acidity.