Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge

An ample and generous wine with great finesse.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 088156016366

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  • Vintage 2012
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • Composition:
    63% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
  • Winemaker Notes Since acquiring Château Argadens, the Sichel family has put in place a vast renovation program, with the aim of making the wine a benchmark within the Bordeaux category. After 12 months in oak barrels, Argadens red is thoroughly modern Bordeaux with lots of concentrated fruit and an attractive, supple balance. Not surprisingly, it gets consistently high marks in tastings and competitions. Château Argadens also makes a white wine. The harmonious alliance of fruit and tannin make this an elegant wine of great finesse.
  • Tasting Notes The rather complex nose combines ripe red fruits with vanilla and cocoa developed during elevage. The palate is ample and generous, with a perceptible, but remarkably well integrated, tannic base.

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  • Vineyard Covering 45 hectares of clay-limestone soil in a single plot, Argadens is superbly well situated on one of the highest hills of the rolling Entre-Deux-Mers wine region (one of the five highest points, in fact, of the Gironde). The vineyard is thus extremely well drained and extremely well exposed to the sun and the air. Average age of the vines is thirty years.
  • Vinification The date of harvesting is determined plot by plot, according to how the grapes taste, and picking by hand means that only the best berries are selected. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature controlled 210hl stainless steel vats. Post fermentation maceration and the malolactic fermentation are also done in vat. Once the wines have been pressed (pneumatic press), they are put into French oak barrels (25% of which are new) for 12 to 14 months and racked frequently. Before bottling they are fined and lightly filtered.
 

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