Bordeaux Rouge

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 088156016205

  • Vintage 2011
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region bordeaux
  • Composition:
    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
  • Winemaker Notes Created in 1985 by Peter Sichel to prove that it was possible to apply the same meticulous care and methods as for the Grands Crus Classés of Graves and Pessac-Léognan to less prestigious terroirs to obtain a fine, fruity, rounded and complex wine at an affordable price. Peter Sichel chose to illustrate the label with the Dog Star, Sirius, after the brightest star in the solar system.
  • Tasting Notes An intense red hue in harmony with the bouquet in which roasted, toasty notes leave plenty of scope for the fruit to show through. Plenty of finesse on attack, followed by smooth tannins denoting fine quality grapes and excellent craftsmanship. Finesse and generosity are evenly balanced in a plump palate underpinned by elegant tannins.
  • Press Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013; Bronze Medal - Challenge International du Vin - Bourg et Blaye 2012
  • Vineyard The vineyards, on mainly clay-limestone soils, are located along the banks of the Garonne river.
  • Vinification The majority of the grapes are vinified in the traditional Bordeaux way: the bunches are totally de-stemmed and the grapes fermented, in vat, at between 27 and 32 degrees Celsius to extract color and tannins. There follows a period of vatting (15-21 days) to give the wines their characteristic Bordeaux structure and the potential to age well. To maximize the fruit, however, the remaining proportion of grapes undergoes carbonic maceration. Once the different vats are blended, Sirius is aged in French oak barriques for 12 months.
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