Location: Montagne Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France (2012)

Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer: Chateau Gachon

 

Why did we choose this wine? 
Our sommelier Paolo has chosen this blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bordeaux region to clearly show how oaking transforms a red wine.

 

Included in Lesson: Impact of Oaking

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About this wine

In the Bordeaux wine region, Saint-Emilion is synonym with Merlot-dominated blends. The Cabernet Sauvignon that most often dominates Bordeaux blends is here only a minority. The result is a wine with softer  tannins and a heavier body than most Bordeaux wines.

 

Tasting notes

Colour: Ruby

Aromas: Cherry, Black pepper, Blackcurrant jam, Smoke, Vanilla

Components:

  • Acids: High
  • Glycerol: High
  • Alcohol: Medium
  • Sugars: Very low / absent
  • Tannins: High
  • Minerals: Medium

Body: Full

Oaked: Yes

Alcohol: 13.0% Vol

 

Enjoy With

Lightly-spiced chicken and beef. Mild hard cheeses like Gouda and Edam. Roast squash, red peppers and beets.

 

The wine maker

The Arpin family, winemakers for eight generations, have recently invested in new cellar equipment to support their `modernist` style, making some of the deepest, richest oak-aged Bordeaux.