Chateau de France Rouge2014
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Wine Enthusiast 94-96
This dark and brooding wine is packed with dense tannins and a black plum-skin flavor that's hovering behind the density. The wine has power and fine concentration, yielding a complex, solid wine with aging ability.
by RV, Wine Enthusiast , 2016
James Suckling 91
Lots of hot-stone and currant aromas follow through to a medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Minerally.
by JS, James Suckling , 2017
Deep red ruby color. Intense nose of red berries (black currant, blue berry and cherries) and gingerbread. Spice and liquorice on the palate with elegant and well-ripened tannins, refined oak aromas and a smoky note on the finish. Impressive length. This wine can be aged for many years.
Food pairing: any grilled meats.
Winery Technical Data
Appellation: PESSAC LEOGNAN Red
Terroir: Deep gravelly soil from the Pyrenees, sometimes on a chalky-clay subsoil
Grape Varieties: 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 59% Merlot
Rootstock: 3309 C / 101-14 / 110 R / GRAVEZAC
Plantation density: 6.950 rootstocks per hectare
Pruning: Double and simple Guyot
Winemaking: 7 to 10 days of alcoholic fermentation 3 to 4 weeks of maceration in 130 hl and 85 hl vats
Fermentation temperature: 30-32 Celsius max
Malolactic fermentation in vats
News Barrels (40%) and one wine during 13 months.
Light filtration before bottling