Chateau Bois Pertuis 2016
Chateau Bois Pertuis offers a lovely garnet red color, with brilliant shades of violet. The nose is powerful, complex and offers spicy, delicate mocha and vanilla aromas. On the palate, the wine si full and well-balanced, with delicious notes of morello cherry, and chocolate. It ends on a long finish.
The perfect pairing to rich and hearty stews and roasted meats, also matches nicely with aged, firm cheeses.
A really sophisticated wine for a regular red Bordeaux, this has a classic, cassis nose and lovely ripeness on the palate, the soft tannins neatly balancing the medium-full body. Long and remarkably polished finish for the humble category. Drink or hold.
Chateau Bois Pertuis is located in St Christophe de Double, near the Double forest, famous for its merrain oaks, used in barrel making. This estate stretches over a terroir 20 km north of Saint-Emilion. Formerly known as "Les Hauts de Saint Emilion" this region has a long tradition of winegrowing. The terroir of Château Bois Pertuis is made up of gravel and sand which brings finesse, and clay for richness. Chateau Bois Pertuis produces a red Bordeaux wine that is well balanced and round. The blending of the noble varieties, mostly Merlot, results in a very fine wine, close to those of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion. The wine is made using traditional Bordeaux processes and then more modern ageing methods set in place in a recently built, state of the art vinifying cellar. Yields are controlled to obtain the right balance and concentration. Finally, particular importance is attached to harvesting when the grapes are fully ripe. It is this expertise which gives Château Bois Pertuis its elegance and its grandeur.
Traditional in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. The wine is made using traditional Bordeaux processes and then more modern ageing methods set in place in a recently built, state of the art vinifying cellar. Yields are controlled to obtain the right balance and concentration. Finally, particular importance is attached to harvesting when the grapes are fully ripe. It is this expertise which gives Chateau Bois Pertuis its elegance and its grandeur.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.