Red Wine Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc 2017. It is recommended to decant it for an hour. The history of the Cantemerle vineyard has its origins in the Middle Ages, with the lords of Cantemerle. After changing ownership several times, the castle became the property of Mutuelles d’Assurance de SMABTP in the 1980s. Chateau Cantemerle, Grand Cru Classé in 1855, is one of the flagships of the DOC Haut-Médoc. The historic 90-hectare vineyard produces elegant and refined wines that reflect the spirit of the property and the people who animate it. The wine is an elegant blend of 71 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 % Merlot, 4 % Petit Verdot. The grapes come from 30 years old vines, planted on quaternary gravel and silica soil. The wine ages in 40% new French oak barrels for 12 months. Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc is a wine that expresses great elegance. The color is deep and intense, with ruby red nuances. The nose reveals a good aromatic intensity, with fruity notes of cherry, currant and floral scents. With aging, Chateau Cantemerle becomes more complex and offers harmonious aromas influenced by aging in wood. On the palate, it is juicy, fleshy and dense, with a vegetal hint, round tannins, and a nice fruity finish. Its good structure will be the best partner for roast veal with chanterelles, and grilled red meats.
Red Wine Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc 2017
Red Wine Chateau de la Gardine Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Generations Gaston Philippe 2017. Decant 1 hour before serving. The Brunel family purchased Chateau de la Gardine in 1945, but they have been renowned winemakers since the 17th century. Today the property is run by two generations of Brunels who take care of their 52 hectares of prime vineyards and 20 hectares of woodland planted to boost the biodiversity of the land. Looking at the bottle you’ll immediately notice a unique feature of Chateau de la Gardine, their iconic bottle design. This shape was inspired by an ancient bottle that the original owner Gaston Brunel found when he broke ground to expand the family’s cellar. He then travelled all the way to Italy to find a craftsman who could copy the ancient design using modern glassblowing techniques. This is their flagship Chateauneuf du Pape cuvee which is crafted from 60 to 90 year old Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes. All of the fruit is harvested by hand and then carefully vinified in the cellar. The final step is to age the young wine in new oak barrels for 14 to 18 months before bottling. The result is a complex, intense red that will benefit from additional cellaring although it can also be enjoyed now alongside hearty red meat dishes like beef or venison.
Red Wine Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf Du Pape 2017. Decant 1 hour before serving. One of the most beautiful properties in Chateauneuf du Pape, the historic Château Vaudieu was constructed in 1767 by Admiral Gérin and takes its name from the French for Valley of God” or Val de Dieu”. As well as being one of the oldest wineries in the region, Chateau de Vaudieu was also one of the first to start exporting local wines abroad. For the past fifty years the chateau has been owned by the Brechet family who expanded the property to include 70 hectares of prime vineyards. Vaudieu’s classic Chateauneuf du Pape is crafted predominantly from Grenache with a smaller portion of Syrah and Mourvedre carefully selected from the estate’s finest vineyards which have a typical vine age of 40-70 years.