Château de Terrefort-Quancard

Bordeaux Supérieur - 2011

Château de Terrefort-Quancard has belonged to the Quancard family since 1891. Built in the 16th century by a family from the nobility of Bordeaux, the Château is the witness of beautiful alliances and great destinies, he participated in the history of Bordeaux. As a peer of the realm, his active interventions facilitated the construction of the bridge at Cubzac by Gustave Eiffel. The vineyard of the Château is marked in the depths of his land by the invisible and valuable line for all the world’s greatest vineyards it transcends and crosses : the 45th parallel, located exactly at the mid-point of the North Pole and the Equator. Thus, the vines of Château de Terrefort-Quancard profit of a temperate, oceanic climate thanks to which exceptional wines are grown.

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 : Maceration in concrete tanks for a period of 25-27 days at 28-30° 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 2019/2021
Tasting : An appealing garnet red and rub colour. A delicate bouquet with fragrances of bracken, candied fruit and spices. Full-bodied and ripe on the palate with mellowed tannins. A generous and delightfully fruit finish.
Food pairing : Perfect with red meats and also with soft cheese.

Awards

  • Silver, Concours Général Agricole de Paris, 2012
  • Silver, Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2013
  • 85pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2014

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