Wine "Chateau Beaulieu" Comtes de Tastes, 2013
Reviews of purchase "Chateau Beaulieu" Comtes de Tastes, 2013
Wine of deep ruby color.
Wonderful wine has a wonderful balanced, soft, rounded fruit flavor with sweet tannins and a long pleasant finish.
Beautiful, slightly spicy bouquet of black cherry aromas beckons and blackcurrant with a light finish of the nuances of the noble oak.
Wine in perfect harmony with game, roasted red meats and hard aged cheeses.
Guillaume de Tasty reached a special skill - create rounded and abundant wine, very pleasant even in his youth, but with the elegance and complexity that can be expected from the prestigious Bordeaux. Wine "Chateau Beaulieu" will open in the second year and will delight for years to come.
Vineyard "Beaulieu" ("Beau Lieu" - "beautiful place") is located on a plateau on the right bank of the Dordogne River. This place has a clean well-drained clay-limestone soil on the southern slopes. High density planting 5,000 vines per hectare, grass cover between the vines provide low yields and deep root system, resulting in grapes with more concentrated flavor and high aromatic potential. The average age of the vines - 25 years. Harvesting and sorting manually. Berries are vinified whole, without crushing. Fermentation in temperature-controlled containers lasts 3-5 weeks, before it held a 5-day cold maceration. Extract of wine takes place in French oak barrels on fine lees for 10 months.
For seven centuries the family de Tasty plays an important role in winemaking in Bordeaux. Save the document, dated June 1, 1342, King Edward III who freed Zherera de TAST from taxes on wines produced in its vineyards. These vineyards today owns a direct heir of the family - Count Guillaume de TAST. Through its family of nobility and impeccable taste, thanks to the accumulated experience of centuries, it produces wines here, fully revealing the essence of a unique terroir of Bordeaux. It recognizes that the most important factor influencing the quality of its wines are manual methods of work in the vineyards throughout the year. Particular attention is paid to lower yields and training vines to produce high-quality grapes. And to continue to apply the methods of winemaking only help create wines that reflect the great care before and during harvesting.
Vineyards farms are located in several clay-limestone plateau near the Dordogne and Garonne rivers which cross the region of Bordeaux in south-west.