Domaine Andron 2010
Domaine Andron dates back to the early 19th century. It became a “Cru Bourgeois” in 1892. One of the last owners in the 20th century was also senator in Paris. The vineyard was sold to various neighbours around 1980 and the name ceased to exist. Domaine Andron was restarted by foreign investors in 2006. In 2009 ERWU-projects took over management.
In November 2013 Domaine Andron was sold to a Chinese entrepreneur who saw the value of this small domain which at that time was in need of some investments in improving and modernizing the wine-making and storage facilities and the vineyard. ERWU-projects with Erik Wuite and Jerre Hoekstra were re-appointed as team to continue to manage Domaine Andron.
One of the most—if not the most—famous red wine regions of the world, the Medoc reaches from the city of Bordeaux northwest along the left bank of the Gironde River almost all the way to the Atlantic. Its vineyards climb along a band of flatlands, sandwiched between the coastal river marshes and the pine forests in the west. The entire region can only claim to be three to eight miles wide (at its widest), but it is about 50 miles long.
While the Medoc encompasses the Haut Medoc, and thus most of the classed-growth villages (Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, St-Julien, Pauillac and St. Estephe) it is really only those wines produced in the Bas-Medoc that use the Medoc appellation name. The ones farther down the river, and on marginally higher ground, are eligible to claim the Haut Medoc appellation, or their village or cru status.
While the region can’t boast a particularly dramatic landscape, impressive chateaux disperse themselves among the magically well-drained gravel soils that define the area. This optimal soil draining capacity is completely necessary and ideal in the Medoc's damp, maritime climate. These gravels also serve well to store heat in cooler years.
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. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.