The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
Clear flavours of black cherry and cassis, followed by gentle spices in this medium weight Bordeaux red. Awards: Gold Medal:Gilbert and Gaillard Three Stars: Decanter Magazine 2011
Made using the Merlot grape, the rose from Chateaux Cailleteau Bergeron is packed with fruity flavours with just a hint of rose petals in the background. This is a very soft and round wine with a lot to offer, an excellent accompaniment to Mediterranean cuisine – superb value.
This is an early drinking red Bordeaux and should be poured and drunk over the next few years. Made from 50% merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Full of fruit and with smooth tannins, this wine can be drunk on its own or with food!
This is a bright and fruity rose wine from the Entre-Deux-Mers area of Bordeaux. Drink throughout the next five years to celebrate, or to honour the memory of hot summer days. Awards: Gold: 2015 French International Wine Challenge Gold: 2015 Gilbert & Gaillard Tasting French Rose Trophy: 2015 French International Wine Challenge Winner of the 2015 Entre-Deux-Mers Challenge
Situated between the Medoc, Graves and Saint-Emilion is Chateau Le Grand Verdus, alongside the vineyard is a magnificent castle dating from the Renaissance period. It is here amongst these beautiful surroundings that the 2011 Le Grand Verdus Rose is created. Beautifully fresh and fruity, this is a delicious wine with a definite intensity, so easy to drink!
Another medal winner from the 4th generation family-owned domaine. Deep colour with crimson tints. Brimming with black fruit flavours (black berry, black cherry), red fruits (cassis, crushed strawberry) and liquorice. Mineral, spicy
and toasty. Medium-bodied, mouth-filling texture and balance, with ripe and fine tannins. Long on the finish.
Great with red meat, grilled meat and game. Also well suited for
pasta, red sauces and cheese.
80% Merlot – 15% Cabernet-Sauvignon. 5% Cabernet-Franc.
Gold Medal at the 2017 Entre-Deux-Mers wines Challenge.
Gold Medal at the 2017 Gilbert & Gaillard International competition.
Silver medal at the 2017 Paris wines competition.
Silver Medal at the 2017 Lyon wines challenge.
Silver Medal at the 2017 Los Angeles International competition
Chateau Valiniere Blanc is a great example of the quality available from relatively inexpensive whites from Bordeaux, especially form the Graves region, south of Bordeaux city. In fact some of the worlds finest white wines are made in this region, made from a Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend - fresh balanced wines with good minerality.
This a 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Entre-Deux-Mers area in Bordeaux, and is ready to drink immediately. Well decorated and given an 87/100 score by Decanter Magazine. Awards: Gold: 2016 Los Angeles Wines & Spirits Competition Silver: 2016 French International Wine Challenge
Fabien Vincent certainly gets the best out of his land, in Red, White and Rose. This second tier, in terms of quality, white bordeaux is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, on soil which reminds Fabien of that in Sancerre, and certainly there are similarities in the wine too. This is touch stricter than the entry level Bordeaux white, with a streamlined precision, it is dry, but …
Legend has it that the Lord, crusading, came too late for the harvest and found that the rot had developed on the grapes. Even so he decided to collect the grapes to make the wine. To his surprise, he had discovered a sweet white wine that would make the reputation of the small village; Sainte Croix du Mont. Grand Dousprat is really a lovely silky sweet wine, with intense honey…