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Chateau Greysac 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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Winemaker Notes

Deep ruby-garnet color. The bouquet is of fresh red berries, mingled with notes of cedar and spice. On the palate are lovely red fruits, with full rich flavors balanced by silky tannins.

Classified as Médoc Cru Bourgeois, Château Greysac has been a member of the elite Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux since 1982. Château Greysac has become synonymous with classic Bordeaux style at an affordable price.

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Very friendly, with a plump core of plum and blackberry fruit, nicely rounded edges and lilting mocha and mint notes flittering through.
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Chateau Greysac

Château Greysac

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Château Greysac, Medoc, Bordeaux, France
2008
Château Greysac's destiny is linked to a visit in 1973 by Baron François de Gunzburg and several of his friends. The visitors were so taken with the estate that they immediately decided to buy it. Château Greysac underwent remarkable development and was admitted to the very select Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux in 1982.

Greysac's wine is now more than ever before the expression of its outstanding soil: beautiful gravelly rises located in the hamlet of By. Winemaking is traditional, though all necessary modern equipment is available to provide a helping hand. The selection of wine to be sold under the Greysac name is very strict, rarely over 70% of total production. Even in difficult years, there is great consistency in the quality of these wines. The characteristic style of Greysac is one of great aromatic finesse combined with good, full body. Their wines exhibit straightforward, clean flavors and sumptuous fruit which acquire elegance and complexity over time.

Bordeaux Blends

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington, and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends. In Bordeaux itself, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in wines from the Left Bank of the Gironde river, while the Right Bank focuses on Merlot. Often, blends from outside the region are classified as being inspired by one or the other.

In the Glass

Cabernet-based, Left-Bank-styled wines are typically more tannic and structured, while Merlot-based wines modeled after the Right Bank are softer and suppler. Cabernet Franc can add herbal notes, while Malbec and Petit Verdot contribute color and structure. Wines from Bordeaux can be bold and fruit-forward or restrained and earthy, while New World facsimiles tend to emulate the former style. In general, Bordeaux red blends can have aromas and flavors of black currant, cedar, plum, graphite, and violet, with more red fruit flavors when Merlot makes up a high proportion of the blend.

Perfect Pairings

Since Bordeaux red blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful, and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb, or smoked duck.

Sommelier Secret

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux blends in California may include Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, or virtually any other grape deemed worthy by the winemaker. In Australia, Shiraz is a common component.

YNG858826_2008 Item# 111465

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