Chateau Bourgneuf Ch. Bourgneuf 1999
This spot has left its mark on them during 40 years of their careful attention, vigilance and care so as “to give birth to a juice that is the most pure and most powerful” from this earth that is labored and loved. To seek this wine, that is the profound expression of the meeting between the soil and the personality, is to seek creation.
Frederique and her parents work together with a sense of quality and respect for the identity of this exceptional place in mind. Their collaboration is a permanent and evolving exchange between her parents experience and her personal and contemporary approach to the winemaking trade.
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.