Wine Chateau de France, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Reviews of purchase Chateau de France, Pessac-Leognan 2011
Deep red wine with a ruby tint.
Taste wine repeats aromatic composition, complemented with the elegant and mature tannins and fresh acidity. In a surprisingly long finish discern shades of smoke, anise and star anise.
Intense tones of red berries, black currants, blueberries and cherries organically intertwined in the aroma of wine with notes of spice, wood and spicy baked goods.
Wine serve as an excellent accompaniment to any meat dishes and cheeses.
When vinification Chateau de France produced fermentation (7 to 10 days), maceration (3-4 weeks) in steel tanks at 85 and 130 hl, malolactic fermentation. Then the wine is matured 12-14 months in oak barriques (50% of them - new). Wine also passes the purified protein and light filtration before bottling.
Chateau de France was built on the foundations of the old manor, the base of which dates from the end of the XVII century and hides ancient arched cellars. Now this building is the architectural heritage of France. Lands located around the Chateau, before 1681 were scattered plots belonging to different owners. According to historical documents are subsequently combined into a property that was owned by Marceau Dubasque and Jean de Latreilles. In the XVIII century, local land, according to the decision of Parliament, receive the status of Grand Cru.
His new owner Jean-Henri Lacoste Chateau de France owes its status. After its acquisition in 1862, Lacoste has expanded to the surrounding area of 25 hectares and has achieved recognition of wines produced in the territory of France, as well as the construction work carried out in the castle, adding a second floor and additional outbuildings. The period from 1920 to 1975 was for Chateau de France time fading, the winery was closed due to a mismatch regulations winemakers.
Twist in fate has been a Chateau when he became the owner of Bernard Tomassini, who almost started production of wine from scratch. His patience and wisdom allowed to revive former glory and to create a true "Grand vin". Bernard did this primarily through investment in the renovation and restoration of production vineyards and surrounding buildings. His son Arno Tomassini proud heritage received, continues the strategy of his father and is actively involved in the development of the distribution network.