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Chateau Villefranche Graves 2017

Chateau Villefranche Graves 2017

  • Merlot Blend
  • France, 750ml
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PRODUCER

A smooth, velvety medium bodied Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Dark fruits: blackcurrants, plums, berries, red florals with hints of earthy minerals. Medium, satisfying finish.

  • Winery: Château Villefranche
  • Varietal: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
  • Region: Graves, France
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Other: Contains sulphites
  • Food pairing: Grilled beef, lamb, pork & chicken; burgers; pasta with tomato-based sauces; garlic & mushrooms; mild-medium cheeses

"Château Villefranche Graves - During the 1980s, Mr. Henri Guinabert began producing a second wine from just outside the Sauternes appellation. While remaining very close to the Haut-Barsac plateau and continuing to rigorously select the areas of terroir used, he purchased vines around Pujols-sur-Ciron with a view to restructuring them. The terroir is composed of both calcareous clay and sandy-gravelly soil. This combination of soil types gives the wine it's unique complexity which, through meticulous work from harvesting through to vinification, results in a rich bouquet worthy of a Graves, with its woody and red fruit aromas." Château Villefranche

"Château Villefranche is recognised as one of the oldest wine estates in the Sauternes region. It has been in our family since the mid XVII century and is catalogued of the archives of Edition Féret since 1840. Located near the Ciron stream, the estate extends over the Haut-Barsac plateau with it's rich variety of predominate argilo-calcareous soil types.

The grape varieties used to produce our white wine include the region's three major white grape varieties which produce delicate and fine wine with notes of vanilla and nutmeg. Our white wines combine elegance with nervousness in a sublte balance. Owing to their delicate and nuanced bouquet, our red wines often leave a favourable impression at wine tasting events (the Hachette Guide, for example). Round, supple and with excellent structure, they offer a smooth finish highlighted by expressive aromas of red berries." Chateau Villefranche

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