Wine "Virginie de Valandraud", Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 2016
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Reviews of purchase "Virginie de Valandraud", Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 2016
Wine of deep ruby red color.
Silky, moderately sweet taste of the wine shows a flexible tone licorice, coffee, herbs and charred oak nuances of green.
The rich aroma of the wine is filled with tones of currant, mocha and espresso, grasses, supplemented walnut and oak notes.
Wine stands a perfect accompaniment to the meat of lamb and beef, aged cheeses, game, grilled red meat, beans, grilled meats, stews.
Wine "Virginie de Valandraud", which is the second wine of Chateau Valandraud economy, has long been no one calls the "second" because, due to its superior quality and impeccable taste characteristics, it will be considered on a par with pevruyu wine - "Chateau de Valandraud" . Wine "Virginie de Valandraud" was named after the daughter of the owners of farms - Jean-Luc and Muriel Tyunven.
Vineyard Valandraud is only 4.5 hectares, located on the clay-limestone soils. Planting density of 6,000 vines / ha, the average age of the vines is 30 years. Features of production: the process of production and grape growing is extremely labor-intensive, as all operations are performed manually. The fermentation lasts for 23-28 days at a controlled temperature. The wine is aged 18-20 months in new barriques, every three months through decantation and stirring the precipitate. Before bottling the wine is not filtered and clarified.
Mysteries and legends shrouded in the owner's name - Jean-Luc Tyunvena. He born in Algeria, came with his parents to France in 10 years. In 1984, he moved to Saint-Emilion and opened there a grocery store, then a wine bar, wine shop then. Only later, in 1989, he and his wife purchased a tiny plot of vines - only 0.6 hectares. His debut - Wine Chateau de Valandraud 1991 was very well received by critics, and after a couple of years the wine sold out like hot cakes amateurs and connoisseurs of good wine.
Experts say that the secret of his success is meticulous to detail: a laborious process of growing grapes and making wine, a small vineyard and a little tightness, and so on. Personality Jean-Luc vyzyvet lot of gossip: he intiligenten, but at the same time with a certain cunning talkative. There is in it a little self-confidence and daring bravado, he did not hesitate to order to go against the rules. His critics say he broke the tradition of Bordeaux and its wines that just do not fit into the concept of "Bordeaux wine". They also claim that the volume of wine production Valandraud too small to take them into account. His supporters called his appearance in front of the arena manufacturer Bordeaux new breath and inspiration for the development of winemaking. Whatever it was, one can not deny anyone: no one has ever sought such a resounding commercial success in the wine industry and did not cause such admiration from the maestro Robert Parker, such ratings as Wine Spectator, International Wine Cellar and the other in such a short time, as Jean -Lyuk Tyunven.