Chateau La Rame 2014 Bordeaux Rouge AOC
Item Number: 9478
Sub Region: Bordeaux
Appellation/AVA: Bordeaux AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Sand, limestone and clay
Vineyard Notes: The vineyards for this lovely red are at the base of the hillside vineyards of the estate in the village of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont and are composed of sand, limestone and clay. The average age of the vines is thirty (30) years.
Winemaking Notes: The wine is fermented and aged in temperature-controlled vats and is bottled usually one year after harvest.
About Chateau La Rame: Situated 40 kilometers southeast of the city of Bordeaux, Château La Rame is among the oldest and most renowned properties in the Sainte-Croix-du-Mont appellation. The house sits on a hill overlooking the Garonne River. The estate was the property of the Baron de Vertheuil, Governor of the Ile d’Oleron, after the French Revolution. It has been recognized throughout its history as one of the prime sites for producing outstanding wine (gold medals at exhibitions in Bordeaux in 1895 and in Paris in 1900). The property was purchased by Claude Armand, the father of the current owner, Yves Armand, at a time when the appellation had fallen out of favor. The Armand family has undertaken to re-establish Sainte-Croix-du-Mont as an appellation of merit set to rival the great estates of Sauternes and Barsac.