Saturday, July 9, 2016

Great new small Bordeaux estate

  • Small Bordeaux Estate
  • Only 500 cases made
  • Estate Grown and Bottled
2014 Chateau Val Beylie Plaisir Bourdeaux Rouge...$15.99
Deep purple color with clean, fruit forward nose, smooth in the mouth with red berry candied fruit with hints of smoke and good acidity, nice and balanced on the finish.

This small hillside estate is situated in Merignas, just across the Dordogne river from the Saint Emilion appellation boundary. While the soil and climate here are essentially the same as Merignas' famous neighbor to the North.  Family run estate.
Organically grown grapes from estate vineyards owned by Christophe Pont.
'Plaisir' means “pleasure” in English.

Grapes are hand picked in small boxes for delivery to the winery. Grapes are fermented with native yeast in stainless steel tanks and left on the skins for two weeks the topped up and conserved.   Unoaked, aged in stainless steel for the winter and spring then bottled before next harvest.

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