Tuesday, 14 September 2010

TN : Chateau de Chantegrive 2004, Red, Graves, Grand Vin de Bordeaux, France

This wine comes from a 60 hectare vineyard. The soil is sand and pebbles over limestone and clay subsoil. The wine is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon all of which were hand-harvested. The average age of the vines is 25 years. Fermentation was in stainless steel vats and the wine was agwed for 18 months in barrels of which one third were new. Fining was done using egg whites.

Colour : Dark red, very slight browning at edges

Aroma : Plums, blackcurrant, leather, earthy

Taste : Plums, blackcurrant, leather, mineral, drying tannins on finish

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 130 SEK (375ml bottle)

Mark : C

Website : Chateau de Chantegrive

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