Chateau Pey La Tour 2021
Lovely bright ruby red in appearance tinged with garnet. Intense on the nose, aromas of red fruits (raspberries and fresh blackberries) define the bouquet and leads into a crunchy, aromatic and rounded palate. A lovely, well-balanced wine that culminates in a refreshing and full-flavored finish with notes of licorice and spices.
Blend: 84% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
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Chateau Pey la Tour benefits from one of the finest terroirs in the Bordeaux appellation. The wines produced at Chateau Pey la Tour owe their character to the soil type specific to the region and remarkable diversity of terroirs. The combination of soil-type, grape varieties, rootstock, age of the vines and separate vinifications and aging as led to wines of great character and complexity. The estate has achieved a reputation beyond its appellation as the model of a great, yet affordable, Bordeaux wine.
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.