PRODUCER: François Coutureau took over this family estate in 1993. Spread over the villages of Grézillac, Moulon and Tizac de Curton, it was enlarged in 1998 with the purchase of vines located in Naujan-et-Postiac, a typical Entre-Deux-Mers village noted for its many water mills.
WINEMAKING: Destemming and crushing of the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature using selected yeasts, with around 2 weeks on skins to provide a supple wine. Ageing in stainless-steel and concrete tanks.
TASTING NOTE: Vivid red colour of medium depth. Fruity on the palate with supple tannins. Traditional.
Country - France
Region - Bordeaux
Grape - Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Food Match - BBQ Meats, Beef & Steak, Chicken, Pork
Alcohol - 12.5%
Size - 0.75L
- Year: 2018
Bordeaux has a cool marine coastal climate, with mild weather and no dry season. Bordeaux reds tend to be lower in alcohol and are slightly lighter in body.
Stylistically, they exhibit more nuanced flavors and less up-front fruit. Sophisticated and elegant, they pair well with game meats, roast lamb, or hearty beef stews.
Bordeaux is the largest wine producing region in France. It consists of two major areas—the Left and the Right Bank. Both lie in the heart of the Gironde estuary and are further divided by its tributaries, the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers.
While the Right Bank produces blends that are mostly Merlot dominant, the Left Bank produces blends that are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon dominant.
Bordeaux reds are said to be terroir-driven (if you like French wines, you'll hear this term a lot). Terroir is a concise way to define a specific region based upon the soil, climate, and the collective knowledge of the generations of people who have farmed the land.
When shopping for Bordeaux reds, keep in mind, French wines are all about the region and the blend, not about individual grape varieties. In fact, you will rarely find blend percentages listed on the label.
Collectively, Bordeaux produces 700 million bottles of wine in an average year! While some of the most expensive wines in the world come from Bordeaux, most are every day, affordable table wines.