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A well styled Pomerol with earthy black plum notes complemented by hints of leather and dark chocolate.
A well styled Pomerol with earthy cranberry and savoury notes complemented by hints of leather and dark chocolate.
Château de Valois dates back to 1862 when the original vineyards of Château Figeac were restructured. In 1962, Bernard Leydet owned the vineyard comprising eight hectares. Over time, he added to the Pomerol plots and concentrated on improving the quality through improved vineyard management techniques and investment of the cellar. In 1996 Bernards son Frédéric Leydet took over, continuing the legacy left by his father and produces truly great Pomerol wines. Vintage
2013 in Bordeaux was a challenging vintage, resulting in one of the smallest in decades. Cool, wet weather in spring was followed by a warm, sunny summer period. However, damaging hail storms in August resulted in significantly reduced yields. Fortunately good diurnal temperatures throughout September helped to rescue the vintage. A precise focus on the harvest dates coupled with a meticulous selection of the grapes, resulted in lively and aromatic wines. Vineyard
Located on the southern slopes of the plateau of the Pomerol appellation, the vines are double Guyot trained. The vineyard soils are made up of gravel and sand with subsoil of iron pan. The harvest takes place manually. Winemaking
Fermentation took place in small temperature controlled concrete vats for 28 days. The wine was matured for 14 months in oak barrels, of which 35% were new, on its fine lees and without any racking. Tasting Note
A well styled Pomerol with intense cassis aromas, which are enveloped by toasty notes on the nose. The palate is full of ripe Morello cherries and dark chocolate, with big but ripe tannins and a delicious hint of cedar on the long, firm finish. Serving Suggestion
Perfect with duck, game or grilled red meats.
Country - France
Region - Bordeaux
Grape Varieties - Merlot 77%, Cabernet Franc 19%, Cabernet Sauvignon 3%, Malbec 1%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Château De Valois
Tasting notes - A well styled Pomerol with intense cassis aromas, which are enveloped by toasty notes on the nose. The palate is full of ripe Morello cherries and dark chocolate, with big but ripe tannins and a delicious hint of cedar on the long, firm finish.
Château de Valois Pomerol 2013