Les Tetes 2019 'Triangle' Bordeaux Superieur Rouge AOC

Les Tetes 2019 'Triangle' Bordeaux Superieur Rouge AOC

Item Number: 16388

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub Region: Bordeaux
Appellation/AVA: Bordeaux Superieur AOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): Merlot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Yeast: Indigenous
Fermentation: Concrete
Maturation: 12 months in concrete
Fining: None
Filtration: Light
Sulfites: Low additions at bottling

Tasting Notes: Fruity, fresh, black cherry, cedar, fun to drink, mild tannin

Grape Source: The Right Bank has quite a lot of inexpensive vineyard land. This is the second year where Les Tètes was offered organic certified Merlot from a producer who has been having a hard time selling his domaine bottles. Les Tètes said yes to the proposal, managed the harvest, and did the vinification in the winery where the grapes are grown.

Vintage Notes by Vinous 2/17/2022:
"Omne trium perfectum, Latin for “good things come in threes”: Star Wars (the original trilogy, of course), Bacon’s triptychs, The Ronettes, Guigal’s La La’s, French hens, little pigs, wise men and dimensions. The Bordelais will point to another: the 2018, 2019 and 2020 vintages. In the future, wine lovers will compare this triumvirate and debate which takes gold, silver and bronze (unless you are a Bordeaux winemaker, in which case they will all receive gold). Though points can be compared and conclusions drawn, it is too early to predict what pinnacles these vintages will ultimately reach. When tasting the barrel samples, my gut feeling was that 2019 edged out 2018."