Château des Tourtes

Cuvée Prestige Rouge
  • Category: AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux / Château des Tourtes / Rouge
  • Appellation: Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
  • Color: Red
  • Surface area : 7 hectares
  • Soil: Silicious-clay with graveley sub-soil
  • Age of vineyard: 25 years and more
  • Grape varieties: 85 % Merlot, 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Yield: 45 hl/ha
  • Production: 40 000 bottles
  • Winemaking: Parcellar selection with maturity control. Grapes are sorted after picking and 100 % destemmed. The temperature of fermentation is regulated between 28 and 30°C for 8 to 10 days. After fermentation the wine is kept on the skins for additional 15 to 25 days. Malolactic fermentation. Aged 12 months in oak barrels.
  • Tasting Notes: Deep, garnet-red color. The nose is reminiscent of blackberries with toasty overtones from the wood. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a strong backbone, and a great capacity to age 5 to 8 years. The fruit is beautifully balanced with the flavors from the oak barrel.
  • Food pairing: It will be well appreciated with all red meats and sauce dishes.