Chateau Sainte-Marie 2016 'Alios' Cotes de Bordeaux AOC
Item Number: 12478
Sub Region: Entre-Deux-Mers
Appellation/AVA: Cotes de Bordeaux AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 74% Merlot / 21% Cabernet Sauvignon / 5% Petit Verdot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Gravel and Alios
Case Production: 2,300
Winemaking Notes: The fruit for this wine comes from two vineyards: La Cabane and La Gravette. Grapes were manually harvested and manually sorted. Wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 1/3 of which were new.
Tasting Notes: In the glass, this wine is a bright, ruby-crimson color. It exudes an intense bouquet of black fruit (plum, blackcurrant), cedar and toasted notes. On the palate, the wine is rich and big, with round tannins that are both silky and elegant. The finish is silky and lingering. Aging potential of 3-10 years.