Château Le Calvaire
Bordeaux Supérieur - 2012
Here lie the Quancard family roots. Many of the chateau’s vines share the same destiny as Terrefort. They overlook the Dordogne, a river flowing with hopes and expectations, many of which are reflected here in this beautiful wine, born from a passion for the terroir and its history. Straddling the 45th parallel, the vines of the château benefit from a microclimate that is ideal for winegrowing: moderately warm, humid, masses of sunshine and mild winters.
Location : Cubzac-les-Ponts
Terroirs : limestone enriched with ferrous alluvial deposits.
Surface area : 70 hectares
Planting density : 5000 Vine / ha
Yield : 50 hl / ha
Grape varieties : Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot
Average age of the vine : 30 years
Blend : 64% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vinification : Cold pre-fermentation maceration for a week
Ageing : Ageing of 1/3 of the wine in oak barrels
Ageing potential : Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential around 2018-2020.
Tasting : A lovely crimson red colour. A delightfully fruity nose with aromas of soft red fruits and apple, intermingled with notes of burnt wood. Well-balanced on the palate, with magnificent ripe tannins. A long finish with very nice fruit nuances.
Food pairing : Perfect with read meat and soft cheese.
Silver, Concours des Grands Vins de France Mâcon, 2014
Bronze, Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2014
Gold, Gilbert et Gaillard, 2015
88 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2016