Wine Chateau Talbot St-Julien AOC 4-me Grand Cru Classe 2004, 1.5 L
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Wine of deep ruby-purple color.
Great style: taste crisp and fresh, exciting and enthralling, soft and rounded. The finish is long and delicate.
The wine has to wade mineral notes supplemented with fruit and chocolate nuances.
The wine goes well with meat and game, as well as cheeses.
The grapes for the Château Talbot is installed manually. For this purpose are utilized not less than 180. Harvesting for Chateau Talbot 2004 was launched on September 30 and ended on October 19. Great attention is paid sorting of grapes: the first selection is still in the area, the second - in the factory, where the fermentation. From 8 to 10 people at a large table 7m separated berries that do not meet optimum standards of maturity, before sending them to the press. Maceration and fermentation of grapes from old vines occur in wooden vats. For younger vines used steel containers, these sorts of wines complement the grapes that are aged in vats of wood. Technology annually adapts the characteristics of each specific crop. In the cellars twilight reigns, the temperature is always 16 ° C. Wine is aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which are updated annually. With this wine better "breathing" and become more rounded and acquiring the taste subtle tones of undergrowth. All technological solutions to extract taken individually for each vintage, based on the taste characteristics identified during the tasting. The average age of the vines is 35 years, and a favorable climate, the proximity of the river Gironde and unique soils provide ideal conditions for growing grapes.
Château Talbot 2004 vintage has a rich potential for storage, maturity of wine comes only after 7-25 years of aging, as it is during this period it is best felt in a noble taste and aroma characteristics Grand Cru Classe.
Chateau Talbot has a rich history. Its name comes from Constable Talbot, a famous English commander, the governor of the city Guyenne, famous for the Battle of Castillon in 1453. In 1855, during the classification carried out on the orders of Emperor Napoleon III, Chateau Talbot is ranked fourth in the St. Julien. For several decades it belonged to the Marquis of Aux. In 1917 Chateau bought Desire Cordier. Under the leadership of the family Cordier, Chateau Talbot was one of the most famous in the Bordeaux region. Today, Chateau, vineyards which occupy more than one hundred acres, head Lorraine Cordier and Nancy Bignon-Cordier, which retain tradition and innovation of previous generations. The estate has two cellars: first, remodeled in 1989 and is filled with wooden barrels, typical of the past, and the second is equipped with computers that control the temperature, and barrels of stainless steel.
Talbot is one of the most famous wines of Saint-Julien. For Talbot characterized by a generous bouquet, stability and reliability in the process of aging, silky, soft and very civilized tannins. Every year brings a different crop of grapes, its quality depends on the age of the vines, and the composition of each piece of soil and the weather. But year after year the main task of wine Chateau Talbot - a search for the perfect quality.