Three superb Bordeaux reds that examples of the wines of the Region without having to break the bank.
The main Grape Variety here is Merlot, which is the softer of the Bordeaux grapes. It is a grape that makes smooth wines that are velvety and fruity. Don’t be fooled, the wines here are a million miles from your everyday Supermarket wines.
We believe this wine to be a rare diamond from Bordeaux as it is well presented, tastes exceptional and is at a very reasonable price point! 2015 was also a great year for Bordeaux. Chateau Roc de Levraut has been run by the same family for 3 generations. Their focus is on producing high quality, very low yields of grapes, giving utmost respect to the vineyard and wines. Special cultivation methods are used that protect the environment and enhance natural competition amongst the vines.
A full-bodied Bordeaux red blend of mostly Merlot with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon adding body and structure to this dry, robust and made for a grilled steak or beef bourgignon. Lots of smoky, spiced plum, savoury herbs and cassis flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm.
Comte de Gironde Bordeaux
Comte de Gironde has been owned by the Comin family for over a hundred years and since 2003 it is one of the daughters and her husband who together run the business with plantations of around 50 hectares of vines. The vineyard spans three municipalities in the appellation Entre-Deux-Mers on lands that are characteristic of the region's terroir, full of muddy limestone. Soil that is very favorable for growing Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The latest vintage, 2020, is a wonderful wine! Experts already agree that 2020 is a real peak year when it comes to Bordeaux.