Moulins de Citran - Haut Medoc - red - 2010 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“With a deep intense and bright ruby colour, this wine develops a great nose of perfumed black raspberry, black cherry and red fruits. Its attack is full and generous on the palate, fresh dark fruit flavours lead and give way to well-integrated and powdery tannins. Lovely texture and intensity of flavour on the palate carries through to a bright and persistent finish.” Moulins de Citrans
The sunny summer and late autumn exceptional contributed to improve the success of this vintage. These climatic conditions have been fully supported the optimal maturation of the grapes and their excellent state of health. They also allowed the harvest to proceed with confidence. The growers were able to decide the best dates to harvest grape variety by grape variety, plot by plot. The blend of grape varieties (merlot and cabernet sauvignon) gives these wines a good acidity, guarantee of longevity, the freshness and a very expressive fruit. This year is also characterized by a high concentration of anthocyan, ripening tannins. The potential of these wines is extraordinary.
The Donissan de Citran family ruled this estate in the 13th century until 1832, when the last heir had to sell the estate to Mr. Clauzel. This rich, ambitious businessman defined the property’s boundaries and gave Château Citran to prominence among the Medoc estates. The Miailhe family bought the property in 1945 and undertook a renovation programme until 1987. Then, a Japanese group acquired the property and made major investments. This marks the resurrection of this great growth of Médoc. In 1996, the Merlaut family, a major actor of the Bordeaux wine industry, took over Citran. They kept on increasing the quality of growth and developed its renown while respecting its history. Highly lauded, the Château is designated a historical monument heritage in 2012.
Tasting advice: charming and well balanced wine, can keep it 5 years
Alcohol / volume: 13.5°
Soils: sandy gravelly soils / marly chalky soils
Vineyard: 94 hectares
Blending: 38 % cabernet sauvignon / 62 % merlot