Wine Clos des Lunes, Lune d'Argent, Bordeaux AOC, 2013
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Reviews of purchase Clos des Lunes, Lune d'Argent, Bordeaux AOC, 2013
The wine is pale lemon-golden color.
Taste wine stable and spicy, rich, deep, with excellent acidity, hints of grapefruit and plum Greengage that harmoniously complement each other. The strength and freshness bouquet create an invigorating mood.
In the aromatic bouquet of wine contains tones of guava, mango, peaches, apples, grapefruit and mint, which are complemented by hints of lemon, dried fruit and oak nuances.
The wine is perfect with seafood, exquisite fish dishes, as well as well with cheese.
Domaine de Chevalier - this is one of the best Pessac Leognan estates. In the classification of wines Graves (Graves) in 1953 and 1959 wine estates are among the Crus Classes. Domaine de Chevalier is located in the commune of Leognan, 17 km south of Bordeaux, it is one of the few estates of Bordeaux, called the domain and Chateau ("Domain" is most common in Burgundy) .Istoki Domain des Chevaliers can be traced back in 1763, which shows map of the region, painted by Pierre de Belleymom. Earth in those days belonged to a certain Chibaley or Chivaley, which meant "knight" on Gascon dialect, he produced about 13,500 liters of wine a year. The very name "Chivaley", is believed to be associated with the old pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela, which is still on the border of the estate. One of the things that makes it unique Chevalier - this is how the domain achieved fame in a relatively short period of time compared with most of the great Bordeaux producers, which took several centuries to achieve such status.
In 1852 Domaine de Chevalier acquire Arnaud and Jean Ricard. It is credited with the creation of Jean Chevalier, which is known today, and thanks to Claude Ricard domain managed to win international recognition. Ricard done a lot for the estate: to restore the vineyard, winemaking practices introduced in new barrels, paid great attention to the time and the process of harvesting. In 1983, the domain passed to their relatives, the family of Bernard, who had previously specialized in the sale of brandy. However, Claude Ricard for many years remained a consultant to the estate. Bernard family vineyards were increased and revised aspects of viticulture, since the estate has changed and externally, have been restored several buildings in the complex. Today, domain controlled by Oliver Bernard, his philosophy is the constant striving for quality.
Soil vineyards - gravel containing sand, with good drainage, so perfect for growing grapes. Domain owns 80 hectares of land, 38 of which are vineyards (5 ha grow white varieties). The average age of the vines - 25 years. White varieties - a 30% Semillon and 70% Sauvignon Blanc; red varieties represented 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, and the rest - 2.5% Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot 2.5%. Harvested grapes is rigorously sorted, white grapes are picked by hand for a few passages. Vinification is carried out in consultation experienced oenologists.
White wines have excellent domain characteristics, they share notes of spices, passion fruit, vanilla, grapefruit and pear. They are very soft, fresh and with good acidity. Red wines - elegant and rich with notes of sweet ripe plums, cassis, smoke, coal and cranberries. They are well balanced and have a matchless structure.