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.

The Vineyard

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

The wine

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.

Awards

  • 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

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