Tuesday, 30 November 2010

TN : Chateau du Grand Mouëys, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, France 2006

Chateau du Grand Mouëys is situated on the right bank of the Garonne river in the Entre-Deux-Mers area. The estate comprises 170 hectares of woods, meadows and gardens of which 80 hectares are set aside to vines.

The historical origins of the Château are diverse: A Gallo-Roman villa of the first century AD that disappeared after the Visigothic invasion of 407. A medieval legend has it that the Château once belonged to the Templer Knights who hid some fabulous treasure in an underground passage that joined to the abbey of La Sauve Majeure. Subsequently, the Templer Knights would have been burnt alive under royal orders.

In 1989, the Bömers family became the new owner of Château du Grand Mouëys. The family also used to own the Reidemeister&Ulrichs Company in Bremen, an important company of fine wines in Germany dating from 1831. The distribution of the wines of Château du Grand Mouëys is carried out by its subsidiary company "Caves des Grands Vins Français " (CAVIF).

This wine is a blend of 58% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. 140,000 bottles were produced.

Colour : Red

Aroma : Plums, raisins, tobacco

Taste : Plums, blackcurrant, cedar, drying tannic finish

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 89 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Chateau du Grand Mouëys

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