Chateau Vieux Manoir Bordeaux Rouge 2016

Tasting Notes

Aromas are quite powerful, with deep red and black berries and touches of earth and black pepper.  The blackberry is touched with a bit of cinnamon, and there’s a hint of chocolate as well.  The wine is quite young but already nicely balanced, with smooth structuring tannins and more dark berry fruit.  It’s quite supple and generous, medium in body with a longer finish.

 

Château Vieux Manoir is located in Bordeaux, 35 km southeast of Bordeaux city.  It dates to the 11th century and has been owned by a series of aristocratic families.  In 1989, the Ballande family purchased the 45-hectare estate with the goal of restoring it to its former glory. They began rebuilding the chateau and replanting some of the vineyards in 1990. The soils here are clay and gravel, and even with replanting, the average age of the vines is 30.  The grapes were fermented at cool temperatures by variety in thermo-regulated steel vats with micro-oxygenation used to soften tannins and extract fresh fruit flavors.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Cheese, Grilled preparations, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pizza, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Vegetables, Wild Game

Color:
Red
Origin:
France, Bordeaux
Grape Varietal:
70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
Price:
$14.00 each
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