Monday, July 12, 2021
Bordeaux Tasting - Open house tasting
Bordeaux Tasting - Open house tasting
Saturday July 17th from noon until 4pm - Forsyth location only
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
We will taste...
2019 Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux...$14.99
100% Sauvignon Blanc from old vines
Great White Bordeaux!
This wine presents a pale yellow color that is very fresh on the nose with the classic Sauvignon characteristics of gooseberries. Dry and full bodied, its finish is long and mellow with just a hint of citrus. The wine is made with very low yields from 25 year old vines.
2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc...$31.99
70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon
Age of vines Average 30 years
Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc displays a fine, light yellow color and a nice brilliance. Its nose is fine and complex - even lemony with its pomelo scent - with some smoky notes. In the mouth, the wine is fully developed and complex, with a nice volume as well as a light acidity for the freshness. The finish is long and distinguishes itself by nice and light woody and citrus fruit aromas.
"A fresh, tangy white with sliced lime and green-apple character. It’s medium-to full-bodied. Fruity finish. Creamy texture."
Rated 91-92/100 James Suckling
2018 Chateau Fontana Bordeaux Rouge...$14.99
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
This one we tried to get last year, but the importer says it sells out so fast each year we already missed out. We are excited to be able to get the sought after 2018 vintage. This one is a fraction of the cost for Fontana’s neighbors, the wine is from Bordeaux, which is regarded as the best wine producing region in the world.
Fontana’s old-vine Merlot (36 years old!) are thriving where others are struggling and exquisitely expressing their character, blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc flesh out into a champion bottle with violet aromas and a rich palate ripe red and blueberries, spice, and earth. Just as much an everyday drinker as it is a celebratory one or one to lay down, the 2018 Chateau Fontana as it is now is the very definition of an easy drinker of which, vintage after vintage, we’ve been repeatedly stunned on how superbly it exemplifies its terroir.
2018 Heritage Familial Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge...$15.99
This is a fantastic value made by a great Bordeaux Family- Franc de Ferriere. The family vineyard is located to the east of the Bordeaux wine region, about 25 minutes from Saint-Emilion. Wines of the Franc de Ferriere family originate from a unique area on the hills of the Dordogne river, giving the appellation all of its originality and grace.
Cultivating mainly Merlot and Cabernet varieties for the red and Sauvignon Blanc for the white, Wilfrid and his team do their utmost to produce quality wines reflecting the potential of our terroir. Our philosophy and practices are constantly evolving in order to produce wines that are unique, elegant and full of flavours.
2018 Chateau Crabitey Graves Rouge...$29.99
47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot
Age of vines - 30 years average
Château Crabitey Graves Rouge presents a dark cherry color with nice ruby glints. The nose is fresh, revealing a wide range of red fruits flavors, along with a mellow and elegant oak presence. The mouth is powerful and round, supported by smooth and subtle tannins. The wine reveals a good length on the palate, with fruity and slightly oaky notes.
Complete destemming. Cold maceration for 3 to 4 days, then vinification in stainless steel vats. Average fermentation temperature 72°F to 80°F. Maceration for about 20 days at 86°F. Aging in French oak barrels (1/3 new) for 12 months. No filtration before bottling.
Pairings: Grilled lamb, beef stroganoff and hard cheeses