Wine Chateau Rouget, Pomerol AOC, 2011
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Wine of intense violet color with garnet hue.
The wine reveals a wonderfully structured, harmonious and generous taste with well integrated tannins and rich tones of black fruit with a dominant tone of plums, which are joined roasted and vanilla notes. Persistent and complex aftertaste noted spicy nuances of cardamom and chocolate accents.
Rich spicy bouquet is filled with aromas of blackberry, plum and black currant combined with fresh notes of menthol.
The wine goes well with poultry stew, fried, stewed or grilled meat. It also served to steaks, with truffles and cheese.
The grapes for the production of delicious "Chateau Rouge" who conquers his velvety texture, unique rich aroma and concentrated fruit flavors, are harvested by hand in small boxes after careful selection. Vinification is carried out in oak vats for 50-60 hectoliters and steel tanks. After maceration for 20-30 days of fermentation at temperature 28-30 ° C, produced malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for about 18 months in oak barrels.
Chateau Rouge - one of the oldest estates in Pomerol - dates back to the XVII century. Until 1804 belonged to M. Chateau Bayonne, which has long been the mayor of the commune.
Famous castle in Pomerol Rouge and its magnificent vineyards in 1992 bought Jean-Pierre Labryuye. From that moment began the "newest" history of wine Chateau Rouge. Jean-Pierre completely revised technique grape growing and wine production, constantly improving and developing these areas. Jean-Pierre has invested heavily in transplant mostly vines, draining vineyards, wine cellars restoration, update winery. Old fermentation tanks have been replaced by smaller stainless steel temperature-controlled in 2001 were priobereteny five new oak barrels, reserved for the best vintages "Chateau Rouge".
Vineyard Chateau Rouget takes 18 hectares of land on a gentle slope Pomerol plateau and is divided into three sections. The share of 85% Merlot vineyard, still takes 15% Cabernet Franc. The soil is mostly clay and gravel, but there are siliceous areas. The land is rich in iron. The average age of the vines is 30 years, there are newly planted vines 10-year-old, however, there are old, with more than 50 years. Planting density is 6,000 vines / ha. Practiced in the vineyard green fee, allows you to limit the yield to 30-35 hectoliters.