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CHATEAU DU VALLIER

CÔTES DE BORDEAUX 2010

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LAST AWARD

Gold Medal Blaye Wine Competition

Grape varieties

60 % Merlot
30 % Cabernet Sauvignon
10 % Cabernet Franc

Terroir 

Clay gravel soil


Vinification 

Samples of the grapes are taken and tasted in order to harvest them at their optimal ripeness. In order to keep the uniqueness of each grape variety and its soil (terroir) the vatting is done separately. Then, there’s a first cold maceration in order to extract the fruits aromas. Afterwards, there’s a first long traditional vatting time in thermo regulated tanks, this fermentation and maceration last between 18 and 25 days with a temperature of 28°C. The final maceration lasts 4 days with an average temperature of 33°C in order to give a good body and make a well structured wine. The last step is the malolactic fermentation to soften the wine. After all this process, the wine is aged in French and American oak barrels during one year.

TASTING

A lovely ruby colour with dark reflections. The bouquet is delicately woody with notes of vanilla and grilled bread, riped fruits and spicy hints of ginger and cinnamon. Generous, round and rich in the mouth with a successful balance.
This wine is excellent with red meat, game, wine sauces and cheese.

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