Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Cotes de Bordeaux)
Varietal: Cabernet Franc / Merlot Blend
Vintage: 2021 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Le Rey
This very ancient estate was originally owned by the Roque family since the Louis XIII period. The estate was then passed down through many generations within the Roque family that had a long ancestry of wine makers and barrel carpenters. Roque family’s ownership came to an end when the last descendant, Philippe le Roy, passed on the baton and sold off the estate to a trio of friends in 2016 : Peter Kwok (Hong Kong), Philippe Lambrecht (owner of the great Belgian wine import company, Wijnhandel de Brabandere, and owner of Bodega Mas Alta in Priorat) and Jean-Christophe Meyrou (Bordeaux, General Manager of Vignobles K)
This wine does not represent a usual Bordeaux bottle, but is more like Burgundy style with a terroir philosophy. To be served chilled, after 1 hour of aeration. The pureness of "Les Argileuses" is so beautiful with wonderful depth of fruit and balance. The wine is full bodied and reveals intense flavours of liquorice and black berries. Round and polished tannins. Resounding purity.
Food Matches: Beef / Lamb / Venison