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Château de Bordes-Quancard

Bordeaux - 2010

Acquired in 1948, Château de Bordes reflects the deep rooting of the company in the Bordeaux terroir and its new momentum from the middle of the 20th century. Situated halfway between the company’s head office in Carbon Blanc and the historic estate of Terrefort in Cubzac-les-Pont, the château originally housed a stud farm. The perfect link between a family, wine and horses!

The Vineyard

Location : Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
Terroirs : Clay and limestone
Surface area : 15,5 hectares
Planting density : 5000 Vine / ha
Yield : 52 hl / ha
Grape varieties : Cabernet-Franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot
Average age of the vine : 24 years

The wine

Blend : 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Vinification : Maceration for a period of 23 days at 23/25°C
Ageing : On the one part, maturing barrels and on the other part maturing in tank.
Ageing potential : Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential around 2018/2020.
Tasting : An attractive, deep purple and garnet red colour. A sublte and aristocratic nose with pleasing touches of blueberry, blackberry and Morello cherry. On the palate, the wine is generous, full bodied and silky, based on a superb texture with extremely ripe tannins.
Food pairing : Perfect with red meat, poultry and cheese.

Awards

  • Gold, Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2012
  • Silver, Challenge Internationnal du Vin Blaye-Bourg, 2012
  • 88pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2012