Chateau de Valois – Pomerol – 2018

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A rich and plump Pomerol showing a lovely textured combination of earthy flavours complemented by opulent chocolate notes.

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PRODUCER NOTE:
Château de Valois dates back to 1862 when the original vineyards of Château Figeac were restructured. In 1962, Bernard Leydet owned the vineyard comprising eight hectares. Over time, he added to the Pomerol plots and concentrated on improving the quality through improved vineyard management techniques and investment of the cellar. In 1996 Bernard’s son Frédéric Leydet took over, continuing the legacy left by his father and produces truly great Pomerol wines.

VINEYARD:
Located on the southern slopes of the plateau of the Pomerol appellation, the vines are double Guyot trained. The vineyard soils are made up of gravel and sand with subsoil of iron pan. The harvest takes place manually.

WINEMAKING:
Fermentation took place in small temperature controlled concrete vats for 28 days. The wine was matured for 15 months in oak barrels, of which one third was new; one third was one year old oak and one third was two year old oak. The wine was aged on its fine lees, without any racking.

TASTING NOTE:
The nose is bursting with black berries, exotic spice and hints of smoky oak and cedar. On the palate, the texture is rich and generous, with soft tannins. The finish has a good freshness and is full of lingering ripe fruit.

GRAPE:
Merlot 72%, Cabernet Franc 28%

Additional information

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Pomerol

Producer / Winery

Chateau de Valois

Winemaker

M.Leydet, Stephane Toutoundji

Style

Red Wine

Vintage

2018

Alcoholic Strength

14.5%

Body Value (A being light-bodied, E being full-bodied)

C

Residual Sugar

2.9 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

Yes

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Natural Cork

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