Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Saint Emilion)
Varietal: Merlot (90%) / Cabernet Franc (10%)
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Château Magdelaine
Chateau Magdelaine is an old school styled, traditionally made Bordeaux wine is located just outside of the village St. Emilion. The 11.3 hectare vineyard of Chateau Magdelaine is planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc . The terroir is limestone and clay soil. Even though the vineyard is one large parcel, the terroir is in two sections with 6 hectares located on the St Emilion limestone plateau while the remainder of the vines are planted on the slopes.
Chateau Magdelaine is aged in an average of 40% new, French oak barrels for about 18 months before bottling The production of Chateau Magdelaine is close to 2,500 cases per year.
Ageing Potential: 7-10 Years
The cabernet grape provides great structure and framework for the wine allowing it to be laid down for a period of time while maintaining its complexity during the aging process. Merlot gives wonderful roundness and charm, and the Cabernet Franc, which comes from the estates oldest parcel of vines, adds complexity, finesse and character. These three grape varieties are the distinctive signs of this delicious wine.
Food Matches:Red Meat / Venison / Soft Cheese / Venison