Chateau de Ribebon Bordeaux Superieur 2016
Pairs perfectly with pasta or meat risotto, herb crusted pork and roasted red meats.
This magnificent 17th century building was a former hunting lodge of King Louis Philippe. The owners, Alain and Bernadette Aubert, have preserved this exceptional heritage of history. The terrace of the Chateau offers an impregnable life on the Dordogne river which flows at its feet and on an estate of more than 80 hectares, giving birth to a red wine, Bordeaux Superieur, the Chateau de Ribebon. The Bordeaux Superieur vineyard dates back 40 years and covers nearly 136 acres
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.