This pleasant medium bodied wine is characterized by red fruits, blackberries, raspberries and cherries. Silky tanins lightly underlined by woody notes give the wine softness and length.
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.
Montagnac Cabernet Sauvignon is made by the co-operative Les Vignobles Montaganc located between Beziers and Montpellier in the Languedoc Roussillon. The co-operative was built in Montagnac in 1937 and the vineyards stretch from the banks of Thau Lagoon to the foothills of the mountains on the right bank of the River Hérault where the ancient river bed stones are similar to those of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. These “Marine” vineyards on the edge of the Thau Lagoon are amongst the oldest on the Mediterranean; they are crossed by the Roman highway – the Via Domitienne and are close to the historic ports of Sète and Agde.
Montagnac vineyardsMontagnac Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich ruby red and accompanies grilled meats, particularly steak, duck, game, rich casseroles, Italian meat pasta dishes and Greek moussaka.
Chateau Durand Laplagne is a perfect expression of Bordeaux Merlot. Elegant and concentrated with a full fruity nose and a hint of spice. The chateau is located in the smaller St Emilion satellite of Puisseguin.
This 25-hectare estate is located on the slopes just outside the town of St-Emilion, and is owned by Escure family, who teamed up with the head winemaker of Château Bellegrave in the 1990s to bring their vineyards and winery into the modern era.
A rounded and classy Merlot-dominated blend, offering a soft, plump-feeling palate of ripe bramble and plum, with mature pruney notes and hints of earth and pine forest on the nose.
This sleeper from the Médoc region of Bordeaux is the second wine of La Roque de By. It is 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Super sweet fruit flavors fill this true-to-type Claret! And in 2009 it's an unbelievable value. Lush blackberry and cassis aromas follow to the palate culminating in a lingering finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends - Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Château Pouyanne is a family owned property located in the commune of Budos, at about 40 km South-East from Bordeaux. Vines are planted on a very beautiful soil of Graves, where the stone is always coated with clay and sand.
Thanks to this famous soil on which our vines are growing, we can produce very flexible and very aromatic white and red wines.
Dense reddy-black. Nose is ripe and sweet, with brambly fruit. Very rounded on the palate, with broad, black, gummy fruit and a good backbone of tannins. The finish is long.
Food & wine pairing: Grilled beef, duck, grilled rack of lamb, Cheeses : Neufchâteal, Gruyère, Comté, Poached pears in red wine.
In 1935, Fernand HOCLET acquired the estate.Transmitted to his son Gerard in 1960.
Succession in 1984 from Vincent and Marie-Claude Hoclet.
Deep ruby color with a fruity nose, powerful and well-balanced on the palate. Good long ﬁnish.
Enjoy it on red meats, game and cheeses.
FOOD & WINE PAIRING
Veal blanquette, duck with olives, cold meat.
Cheeses : Saint Nectaire, Camember t de Normandie
Desser t : poached ﬁgs