Chateau Les Aubiers – BLAYE CÔTES DE BORDEAUX 2015
APPELLATION: AOP BLAYE CÔTES DE BORDEAUX
I love wines for their delicacy and complexity and I’m passionate about our Right Bank. In 1980 I therefore had not the slightest hesitation in taking over the helm of the estate created by my great-grandfather in 1904, and was proud to do so. When I took on the estate it had also started to grow other crops, and the vines covered only 7 hectares. I returned it to its original purpose and restructured, modernised and extended it; today it covers 81 hectares. I’m sensitive to environmental issues and I also own Château Les Aubiers which has 25 hectares of vines, organically farmed since 2011.
Vintage 2015 : Silver medal Concours de Bordeaux-Vins d’Aquitaine 2017,
Bronze medal Concours de Mâcon 2016, Gold medal AWC Vienna 2016,
Silver medal Challenge Millésime BIO 2017
Vintage 2016 : Silver medal Concours Challenge Millésime Bio 2017, more results to come
80 % Merlot, 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Malbec
Terroir: Sandy gravel
Total surface of the vineyard : 25 hectares
Cold maceration according to grape quality. A slow start to alcoholic fermentation with pumping over 2 or 3 times a day followed by delestage. Three weeks’ gentle maceration at a temperature of 22°C. Aged in cement vats.
Alcohol : % vol
A beautiful deep colour with purple glints. The ripe, intensely fruit-driven nose is emphasised by spicy, woody notes. On the palate, the frank attack softens with well-integrated tannins. An expression of ripe fruit is underpinned with freshness. Velvety and pleasant in style, with great generosity.
Wine and Food pairing : Chicken with spices
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