Château Victoria Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2016
Wines in Château Victoria
Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois
The vineyards of Chateau Victoria stretch across the commune of Vertheuil, which borders Saint-Estèphe in the Haut-Médoc. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines are planted in the oldest plots and the specificity of this Cru Bourgeois comes from its terroir of fine gravel soils.
The name is well chosen for this chateau whose charisma recalls the gentle lifestyle and elegance of latter day England.
The chateau has been in the Richard family since 1989.
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
Soils : fine gravel and limestone subsoil
Plant population density : 6,500- 8,200 vines/hectare
Yield : 30 hl/hectare
Average age of vines : 40 years
Pruning : Double Guyot
Vinification by separate plots
Cold maceration with the skins for 4-5 days at 10-12°c to extract and stabilise the fruit aromas
3 weeks vatting at 24-26°c 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)
This deeply coloured wine with its violet glints has a developed and complex nose. Fruity notes blend beautifully with aromas of cacao and vanilla.
It is rich and warming in the mouth while the structure is powerful, fleshy and supple. This is a wine full of character offering both vigour and finesse.
Pairs well with beef, duck.
Serve at around 16°C