Blaye – Côtes de Bordeaux
Situated in the Charente region of the Gironde, Blaye is well protected by the citadel designed by Vauban. Its many valleys are in stark contrast to the marine-like landscape next to the estuary.
The red wines of the Premières Côtes de Blaye come solely from 4 grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. These red wines have a very pleasant bouquet, and they know how to blend power and fruitiness.
19 hectares of vines rooted in clay-limestone and clay-silt soils.
Place of the estate : Anglade & Saint-Androny
Average production : 130 000 bottles
Area of the vineyard : 19 hectares
Soil : Clay-limestone and clay-silty
Grape varieties : 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average age of the wines : 30 years
Vinification : Traditional in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats
Ageing : Barrels
Of a handsome consistent garnet, the robe of this wine is deep. The red fruits dominate the pleasant nose of the wine and the well-founded tannins reveal a beautiful balance. The mouth is supple and harmonious.
Matching with food
Endowed with a long and powerful finish, this wine would be served with lamprey “à la bordelaise”.
To be tasted between 16° and 18°C
To be enjoyed now, or kept for 8 to 10 years.