Dourthe Château Pey La Tour - Réserve du Château
Flowering commenced in the Merlot at the very start of June at Château Pey La Tour, three weeks ahead of schedule, amid good conditions on the clay soils, with warm temperatures and no excessive rainfall. Although veraison had started at the very beginning of the month, unseasonably cool temperatures slowed it right down. Conditions in the vineyard remained healthy, largely as a result of constant monitoring enabling us to overcome any risks associated with the weather.Thankfully, the Indian summer set in permanently in early September, and instilled us with confidence. By painstakingly removing any irregular grapes, we did everything in our power to allow the grapes to ripen in optimum condition. [dourthe.com]
Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur
[AOC - Controlled Designation of Origin]
Dense and intense ruby color. The very fruity nose, with slightly spicy, before a full mouth, enveloping, of black fruits
fresh, supported by a nice freshness and present tannins but silky. Nice lingering finish marked by fruit, spices and a few more tannins which will melt.
Duck (foie gras, duck with peaches), meat dishes, Roquefort cheese, chocolate cake, fruit-based desserts (tarts) or simply on its
own as an aperitif.
Merlot: 88%; Cabernet Sauvignon: 10%; Petit Verdot: 2%
Aging: 12 months in oak barrels, 45% of which are new.
Aging potential: 6 years
Serving temperature: 15-17°C
Alcohol content: 14%
*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous to the health. Drink responsibly.