Other Reds

2011

Chateau Valfontaine Bordeaux

Bordeaux - Red

750 ML

Regular Price: $9.99

Special Price $7.99

Product Description

Wine of Bordeaux, France. 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc - Red French Wine . Château Valfontaine is located at la Roquille, a small village in the Entre-Deux-Mers area. The Southern exposure enjoyed by the vines, the quality of the soil and the excellent natural drainage turns this vineyard into an exceptional one. This accessible, soft Bordeaux wine is well balanced and is very much in the classic, refreshing style of the appellation. An intense and beautiful cherry colour. Offers nice and red ripe fruits and liquorice aromas. Well structured, round and subtle on the palate with soft tannins

Details

Varietal: Bordeaux - Red

Region: Bordeaux

Region Description:

A region in western France that grows famous red wines from the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grapes and white wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle grapes. Situated on the Atlantic coast, Bordeaux has a maritime climate with warm summers and fairly mild winters as well as an abundance of rain during harvest time. When young, the finest red Bordeaux wines have a deep cranberry hue and aromas of blackcurrants, plums, spice, cedar, and cassis. For the first ten years or so these wines can be very dry, with tannin masking the fruity flavors. Eventually the wines turn garnet, and develops an extraordinarily complex bouquet and flavor as well as softer tannins. The finest red Bordeaux wines still take 20 years or so before reaching their maturity. Two distinct red wine production zones exist within the Bordeaux region; the Left Bank and the Right Bank. The Left Bank vineyards are located west of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary, into which the Garonne empties. The Right Bank vineyards are east and north of the Dordogne River and east of the Grionde Estuary. Of the various wine districts on the Left and Right Banks, four are the most important for red wines: Haut-Médoc; Pessac-Leognan, St-Emilion, and Pomerol. For white wines, the most important are Graves and Pessac-Leognan.