The wines under the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation form a selection from Bordeaux wines, being subject to more stringent production and ageing conditions.
They offer all the characteristics of top-quality wines, suitable for cellaring.
Bordeaux Supérieur wines are full-bodied with a range of aromas and flavors which will appeal to all wine connoisseurs.
This 27-hectar estate operates under the “Bordeaux Supérieur” AOC.
Located in the commune of Saint-Martin du Bois, it is in the heart of the appellation which represents over half of the vineyards in the Gironde, the largest producer of fine wines in the world.
The majority of the vineyard, the vines of which are on average 20 years old, faces north and south.
Place of the estate : Saint-Martin du Bois
Average production : 180 000 bottles
Area of the vineyard : 27 hectares
Soil : Sand & marls ans clay & sand
Grape varietes : 73% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Average age of the wines : 30 years
Vinification : Traditional, 20 to 30 days vatting in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats
Ageing : 12 months in vats
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.