Château de Grangeneuve 2013

GRAPE VARIETIES:
Merlot (75 %) - Cabernet Franc (25 %)

TERROIR:
Limestone and clay soil

HARVEST:
The Château's second wine, the Grangeneuve is nevertheless harvested by hand before undergoing additional selection.

VINIFICATION:
Classic Bordelais. First alcoholic then malolactic fermentation is overseen in temperature-controlled and micro-oxygenated stainless steel vats, a process which lasts approximately three weeks. After malolactic fermentation, the Grangeneuve red 2013 was aged in oak barrels for almost a year before being bottled.

TASTING NOTES:
Sight: This Grangeneuve boasts a beautiful purple tinged with dark, deeper tones.
The intensity of this wine's color is matched only by the tremendous potential of its aromas.
Nose: Notes of raspberry and redcurrant unfold on the nose, soon joined by hints of cherry and paprika.
Palate: On the palate the Grangeneuve is fresh and well-rounded, displaying a tannic structure that is refined and supple. The finish – pleasantly drawn out – evokes this beautiful chalky terroir.
The cellaring potential of the Grangeneuve 2013 is between 6 to 8 years.
Price9€

Place in carafe one hour before serving.

Ideal serving temperature 15-16°C.

Excellent with sauce-based beef dishes and braised lamb, or an absolute delight with cheeses like Camembert, Livarot, Brie...