Region France, Bordeaux, Côtes de Blaye
Grape Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Style Baked strawberry, Cherry stone, Graphite
Approach Organic, Biodynamic
Bottle Size 75cl
We usually avoid Bordeaux wines, as I find them overpriced and producers are slow to take up sustainable and organic farming, however, this Merlot dominant Bordeaux from the right bank, just North of the Gironde Estuary, has been certified Biodynamic since 2000.
The wine is a supple blend of 75% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec grown on limestone and clay soils in the Blaye sub-region. A mixture of red and black fruits on the nose with slight earthy notes and grippy tannins that create a chewy mouthfeel that make you crave another sip.