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Cuvelier Rouge

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Producer

Cuvelier

Vintage

2015

Composition

70% MERLOT, 30% CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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WINEMAKER NOTES

In 1804 Cuvelier Wine Merchant was founded in Haubourdin by Henri Cuvelier. Almost 100 yeras later, in 1903, Château Le Crock, Cru Bourgeois in Saint-Estèphe with 32 hectares nestled between Château Cos d’Estournel and Château Montrose was purchased by descendants of Henri Cuvelier. In 1946 Cuvelier Wine Merchant was founded in Bordeaux by Max Cuvelier to allow the company to be closer to their vineyards and to better facilitate purchases and distribution. This Bordeaux blend reflects the “Bordeaux” terroir and its modern vinification methods which are synonymous with the world renowned wines of Bordeaux.

TASTING NOTES

Ruby colored, Cuvelier is a fruity wine, well-structured and balanced, round on the palate. Cuvelier can be enjoyed young, but can also be kept up to 5 years.

VINEYARD

Bordeaux is the world’s leading wine‐producing region. It was geographically predestined to produce the world’s finest wines. The region has an ideal climate — moderated by the Gulf Stream, tempered by the Atlantic Ocean, with the tallest sand dunes in Europe and the forest of the Lands providing a natural wind barrier protecting the vineyards. The great diversity of microclimates and soils (clay, gravel, chalk, limestone) are ideally suited to Bordeaux’s different grape varieties.

  • Surface Area: 30 hectares
  • Soil: Clay and chalk
  • Average Age of Vines: 20 years old

VINIFICATION

  • Vinification: Traditional, in thermo-regulated, stainless steel vats
  • Pump Over: Occurs regularly for better extraction of tannins and color
  • Blend: Press wine and free run are vinified separately until final blending

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