Château Le Bourdieu Vertheuil Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2014
Wines in Château Le Bourdieu Vertheuil
Château Le Bourdieu Vertheuil
Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois
The vineyards of Chateau Le Bourdieu Vertheuil stretch across the commune of Vertheuil, which borders Saint-Estèphe in the Haut-Médoc.
Le Bourdieu de Vertheuil is one of the region’s oldest viticutural sites, its records go back to the 11th century when an abbey was built there and the monks replaced trees with vines.
The chateau has been in the Richard family since 1989.
55% Merlot – 40% Cabernet Sauvignon – 5% Petit Verdot
Soils : chalky-clay with some sand
Plant population density : 6,500- 8,200 vines/hectare
Yield : 45 hl/hectare
Average age of vines : 35-40 years
Pruning : Double Guyot
Vinification by separate plots
Cold maceration with the skins for 4-5 days
3 to 4 weeks vatting for alcoholic fermentation
Free run wine goes directly into vats for malolactic fermentation
Press wines are selected according to 4 quality levels before being sent to barrels
12 months in French oak barrels (20% new barrels)
Deep purple colouring with violet tints. The bouquet opens on notes of violet, cherry and pepper. In the mouth it is rounded and full in a well-structured
tannic framework that is both straightforward and suave. The finish is very long with pronounced flavours of blackberry and aromas of toasting.
Pairs well with grilled meats, lamb, beef, duck and roast partridge.
Serve at around 16°C
63.000 bottles (5,200 cases)
Start of harvesting : October 6th
The summer-autumn weather inversion of 2014 will remain unique in Bordeaux memories and it created a lot of enthusiasm among the regions’ winegrowers. The year was marked by early flowering and very slow ripening. The cooler summer conditions allowed largely good aroma conservation while the irreproachable quality of the crop resulted in a very handsome vintage.
Total acidity 3.5 g/l
Rainfall 780 mm
Consultant Éric Boissenot