Chateau L'Escadre - Grande Reserve - Cotes de Bordeaux Blaye - 2016 - 750 ml
Intense color. Round and soft fruit aromas of lightly wooded wooden mouth.
The Carreau family, now in their 7th generation are, since 1832, owners of Chateau L’ Escadre. The chateau is comprised of 60 Hectares and is located on the hillsides overlooking the Gironde river, in the heart of the “Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux” appellation.
The family motto is to respect and adhere to proven traditional ways in producing great wines while continuously seeking to improve one’s knowledge and applying improved techniques where warranted. Sebastien Carreau is in charge of wine making and Nicolas Carreau is in charge of managing the property and marketing.
Blend: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec
Soil: Clay and limestone
Average age of vines: 25 years
Area for this wine: 30 hectares
Average yield: 55 hl / hectare
Vilification: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation
Ageing: 10 months in oak barrels for two to five wines.