CHATEAU LE GRAND MOULIN – 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 : Gold medal Concours International de Lyon 2016, Gold medal Concours International de Bordeaux – Vins d’Aquitaine 2016, Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2016, Silver medal AWC Vienna 2016, Gold medal Sakura Awards 2017, Silver medal Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2017, James Suckling 89-90/100
Vintage 2016 : Gold medal Concours Mondial des Vins de Féminalise2017, more results to come.
80 % Merlot, 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Malbec
Terroir: Sandy gravel
Total surface of the vineyard : 81 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.
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The colour is concentrated and youthfully radiant. A fine, spicy nose and ripe dark fruit precedes a supple, soft attack that leads into freshness and fruit. The palate is smooth and generous, enveloped with polished tannins.
Wine and Food pairing : Chicken with spices
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