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Château Le Bourdieu Vertheuil Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2016

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Chateau Le Bourdieu Vertheuil

Château Le Bourdieu Vertheuil

Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

2016

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.

Blend

55% Merlot – 40% Cabernet Sauvignon – 5% Petit Verdot

The Vineyards

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

Winemaking

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

Maturing

12 months in French oak barrels (20% new barrels)

Tasting

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.

Food pairing

Pairs well with grilled meats, lamb, beef, duck and roast partridge.
Serve at around 16°C

Technical data

Total acidity 3.5 g/l
pH 3.58
Alcohol 12.5°
Rainfall 780 mm
Consultant Éric Boissenot

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