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Grand Vin Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
Bordeaux :: France
Family vineyard since 1908 transmitting generations of the same desire for innovation. The winery was rebuilt in 2009 with small concrete tanks for a vinification by plots. Extraction by punching down (gravity) helps to bring elegance and silky to the wine. This, associated with low yield, offers high quality wines at a very affordable price. Stéphane Derenoncourt has been following this property since 2010, aware of the potential of this atypical terroir.
Bouhou or “Bouhar” in local language, it means to blow. A name inspired by the strong wind which is generated by the Gironde estuary.
A selection of Magdeleine Bouhou best plots, where the two flagship grape varieties of the property blend harmoniously.
Plot selection from old vines of 35 years old. Soils of clay and limestone typical of this appellation.
Vinification by plot, with alcoholic fermentation in small concrete vats with temperature control. Soft pigeage are done in order to optimize extractions.
Ageing for 12 to 14 months in French oak barriques (30% new).
A very expressive and fragrant nose with hints of black berries, plum, licorice and violet floral notes.
The wine is rich and complex with a lot of freshness. A nice amplitude in the mouth with fine tannins and a long finish.
Perfect with steak and grilled meats. After a few years of cellaring, it will be wonderful with fresh pasta with a lightly creamy sauce with truffles.
It may be decanted before serving, or open the bottle a few hours before, to aerate the wine.
Aging potential: 8 to 12 years