Wine Chateau Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru AOC, 2014
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Reviews of purchase Chateau Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru AOC, 2014
The wine is dark red with purple reflections.
Taste wine - clean, layered, full-bodied, with balanced acidity, noticeable tannins, hints of wood, currant, blackberry, coffee.
Fragrant bouquet of the wine is filled with notes of chocolate, licorice, espresso, black cherry and blackberry.
The wine is recommended to drink with red meat under various sauces, meats and mature cheeses. Also, it is perfect for vegetable dishes such as roasted carrots with spices and potatoes and mussels.
Vintage 2005 is one of the most exciting designs "Chateau Volandri" by Jean-Luc Tyunevana over the past 15 years. Tyunevan and its partners have demonstrated impeccable attention to detail, bringing to light a Chateau Valandraud, 2005 dark red color with purple hues. Wine aroma beckons sweetness melted chocolate, hints of licorice and graphite, espresso and lots of shades of black cherry and blackberry. The taste of wine - pure and layered saturated. Integrated acidity just brilliant. Felt sufficient tannins, wood tones, currant, blackberry and mocha. Wine is recommended to use until 2025.
Chateau Valandraud - wine, symbolizing the modern history of wine-making, namely, the movement of the so-called "garazhistov." The fact is that when the famous wine critic Robert Parker first tasted this wine, he was so impressed by his extraordinary taste, that he decided to visit the chateau. However, in the vineyard chateau he discovered. Parker was very surprised and asked the owner of the estate, Jean-Luc Tyunevana, where he engaged in the production. "Why, in the garage," - said the winemaker.
Garage wines - a kind of response to the traditional wines of Bordeaux. They are wines of exceptional quality that are produced in a minimum volume and are sold at incredibly high prices. Such "mikroproizvoditeli" as Jean-Luc Tyunevan, for the uniqueness of their wines, often neglected by traditional winemaking rules adopted in the AOC, and does not seek to express a feature of the local terroir, for which cause condemnation from conservative judges. The grapes for Chateau Valandraud assembled by hand. Selection of grapes carried out twice - on the field to select the ripest bunches and "organic cellar" Tyunevana before destemming. After pressing, the grape must in fermentation tanks flows. Chateau Valandraud vinification takes place at regular pumping the resulting liquid. At the end of alcoholic fermentation, the wine is poured into a brand new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The duration of exposure is from 18 to 30 months depending on the vintage. As a rule, prior to bottling is not carried out any clarification or filtratsiyu.Obschy output Chateau Valandraud does not exceed 700 cases a year.
Chateau Valandraud - is the fruit of the incredible work of the couple, Jean-Luc and Muriel Tyunevana Andro. Having achieved tremendous success in the wine trade, they have set an ambitious goal - to own a vineyard and produce their wine. In 1989, they bought a small plot of land the size of half a hectare in the plain region of Saint-Emilion. The name of the wine combines a hint of geographical position and maiden name hostess Muriel estate. Over time, Jean-Luc and his wife bought a few areas, and now the total area of the farm is 10 acres. The diversity of soils allows winemakers to produce six types of wine: the famous Chateau Valandraud, Chateau Valandraud Kas, Virginie de Valandraud, Trois de Valandraud and Blanc de Valandraud №1 and № 2. At each stage of production used a whole combination of traditional and modern winemaking techniques. Grapes for all wines harvested by hand, in a kind of "family" atmosphere, when combined for this whole team of fifty people, including friends, workers and patrons. Interesting year in the history of the producer was 2000 - when Jean-Luc Tyunevan decided to protect some of their vineyards and Clos Valandraud Bado Tyunevan plastic cover to protect the crop from heavy rains. As a result, the National Institute of appellation (INAO) forbidden to assign blame this vintage with the classification of these areas appellation Saint-Emilion and decided to withdraw his original name. Winemaker kept his head and decided to call this wine "L'Interdit de V ... D" and "L'Interdit de B ... N T ... N" (L'Interdit - from the French, meaning "forbidden"). This funny episode is characteristic of movement "garazhistov" and clearly reflects their worldview.