Château de Villegeorge - Etoile de Villegeorge 2016

£15.95Price
Region
Style
Principal Grape

Made from an almost equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (53%) and Merlot (47%) the second wine of Chateau Villegeorge has a deep red hue and boasts expressive aromas of strawberry, raspberry with floral highlights. On the palate, this wine is soft and well-rounded with very good balance between power and velvety ripe tannins. The finish is long, fruity with a touch of pepper.

  • 3 Point Summary

    Rich red fruit aromas, well-rounded mouthfeel with a long, complex finish.

  • Did you know..?

    When a committee of Bordeaux wine merchants established the Crus bourgeois level in 1932, Villegeorge was awarded Exceptional Growth status

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  • ABV

    13.5%

  • Food pairing

    Braised Venison Stew

     

    Boeuf Bourguignon

  • Size

    75 cl

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Serve at Temp

    18 *C / 64 *F

  • Grape

    A BORDEAUX BLEND is a combination of grape varieties. Traditionally Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are seen as vital components and many wines are made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties, but other grapes such as Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec are often used. Red Bordeaux Blends are known for powerful structure and deep flavours of dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant, whilst relatively high tannins imbue the wines with well-defined body.

  • Vineyard

    CHATEAU DE VILLEGEORGE is located on the boundary with Margaux, neigbouring Château Cantenac-Brown. It was purchased by Lucien Lurton in 1973, who eventually bequeathed it to his daughter Marie-Laure, who has been winemaker since 1986. Building on the quality afforded to the wines by the well-sited vineyard's deep gravel soils, the cellars have seen significant investment in recent years. The winery has been recognised and certified as environmentally friendly by Terra Vitis since 2003.

  • Region

    BORDEAUX is situated in south-west France and is arguably the world’s most famous and prolific wine region. The majority of Bordeaux wines are the dry, medium and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends and the finest examples come from the regions of Haut-Médoc, Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. Bordeaux is also known for exquisite white wines; both dry styles, particularly from Pessac-Léognan, and the sweeter offerings from of Sauternes.

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