Chateau Tassin 2019, Bordeaux Superieur
Gonfrier Freres, Lestiac, Gironde, France
50% Merlot - 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. A beautiful garnet colour with brilliant tints, this wine offers a generous bouquet of red berried fruits, cherry and spices, underpinned by toasty notes. The palate is generous and rich, with nobly elegant tannins. A wine with good length, a fine example of the genre.?ÿ Best drunk within 2 to 5 years of the vintage but will keep for up to 8 years.
TERROIR The vineyard's south-west exposure reveals clay-limestone soil that provides very good natural drainage. The high density of plantation and traditional cultural methods provide ideal conditions for the grapes to mature.
WINEMAKING/MATURING The grapes are harvested manually at optimum maturity. As they are brought into the cellars, they are destemmed and kept in thermoregulated vats, between 28 and 30?øC. Such conditions provide the ideal environment for successful fermentations (alcoholic and malolactic) and maceration, which may last from 2 to 3 weeks depending on the vintage. The wine is then kept in stainless steel vats for 8 to 12 months. Before bottling the wines are fined and filtered.
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Roast Beef, Duck, Cheese
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot