Ch. Cote Montpezat Rouge 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends from Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France
Wine Spectator - "This sports a ripe, direct beam of plum cake and fig sauce backed by lively tobacco and toasty spice notes that linger easily through the finish."
Chateau Cote Montpezat Winery
Bought back in 1989, the Château Côte Montpezat is situated in Belvès de Castillon on the appellation of controlled origin Côtes de Castillon.
The legend tells that those who listen closely to the well of Château Côte Montpezat, can hear the pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostelle who, when crossing these lands used to drink here… The old quarters dating from the XVIIth century were used by pilgrims during their famous walk. View all Chateau Cote Montpezat Wines
About Cotes de CastillonView a map of Cotes de Castillon wineries (coat duh cass-TEE-yawn) St-Émilion and south of Fronsac. The region is Merlot-based like its surrounding neighbors and produces great value wines. Wines of Castillon may not have the depth and elegance of a Pomerol, but they are delicious & affordable, allowing consumers to enjoy the right-bank of Bordeaux and a friendly price. These wines also have the additional benefit of being approachable when young, though some producers are creating wines that will age well and improve with a few years in the bottle.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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4 ratings, 2 with reviews53/7/2013Great year and a this is perhaps my favorite wine at the sub $20 price point.44/19/2012
For this price your getting a terrific wine that is ready to drink now, in a year that is one of Bordeaux best.middlax23 - Arlington, VA32/27/2012skybimmer - Alhambra, CA51/30/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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