Chateau La Fleur Garderose 2016 Bordeaux Rouge AOC
Item Number: 11565
Sub Region: Right Bank
Appellation/AVA: Bordeaux AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 60% Merlot / 40% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Terroir: The Pueyo family works 3 hectares of vineyards outside of St.-Emilion in Julliac to make this wine. The vineyards here are a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Winemaking Notes: The cellar work for Château La Fleur Garderose is straightforward. The wine undergoes roughly a week long cold maceration with little to no pigeage and pumping over. Fermentation occurs with wild yeast in concrete tanks over 3 weeks. The wine matures in concrete for 12 months until bottling. Very little sulfur – typically about 6 grams – is added to the wine during elevage.
Tasting Notes: The wine is quite serious, with warm earthy fruit on the nose, but a great deal of fresh fruit on the palate. This Bordeaux is structured and shows a firm mineral backbone and great length on the palate.