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.
Located near the village of Saint-Androny, 4 km from Blaye, the vines of Le Ménaudat are planted in the clay-silt outcrops which stand tall above the right bank of the Gironde estuary, directly across the river from the Médoc.
Place of the estate : Saint-Androny
Average production : 105 000 bottles
Area of the vineyard : 15.8 hectares
Soil : Clay and limestone
Grape varieties : 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Average age of the wines : 30 years
Vinification : Temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats
Ageing : Vats & barrels
This dense, intense wine has a deep purple color. A fine reflection of the vintage, the nose is packed with powerful aromas of blackcurrant and liquorice. Fruity and full-bodied, this Côtes de Blaye boasts a good substance and an enjoyable length of flavour.
Matching with food
The finish is accented by hints of pepper, making this the ideal partner for a leg of lamb in wild herbs, or a rich goat’s cheese.
To be tasted between 16° and 18°C
To be enjoyed now, or kept for 8 to 10 years.