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Dry Red Table Wine

750 ML


Product Description

The climate was full of contrast with a cold wet winter and a rather warm spring that developed vegetation growth. July was superb, August cooler, September and October very sunny except for the stormy episode mid-September. 2006 is considered as the winegrowers vintage which meant that careful attention was needed to produce healthy and ripe grapes. Finally, the vintage is a classic one offering fine, dense and deep wines with nice fresh aromas. Wonderful crimson colour. Nose: powerful, aromatic and complex, dominated by aromas of fresh fruit (redcurrants, blackberries and black cherries). A fresh wine with bite, with powerful aromas on the palate (red fruit), well-integrated tannins and a long aromatic and spicy finish. A wine to be tasted with pleasure.


Varietal: Dry Red Table Wine

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.