Xavier Flouret Red Bordeaux Blend Premières Côtes de Blaye la Victoire 2005

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PRODUCER: Chateau Haut Meneau WINEMAKER: Jacques-Henri Bravard HISTORY Château Haut-Meneau is located in the hea...

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Winemaker's Notes:

PRODUCER: Chateau Haut Meneau WINEMAKER: Jacques-Henri Bravard HISTORY Château Haut-Meneau is located in the heart of the Côtes de Blaye, the oldest producing region in Bordeaux. The Château Haut-Meneau, established in 1825, earned the “cru bourgeois” distinction in 1873. Purchased in 1988 by Jean-Paul Bravard (owner of cellars in Normandy) and subsequently taken over by his son, Jacques-Henri in 1998, the Château now holds 10 hectares. TERROIR The soil is clay and chalk. The Château is situated on a crest “the small mount” for which the Château is named. The climate is maritime with mild and rainy winters, hot and stormy springs, warm summers and mild autumns. VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION The 35 year-old vines, planted at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare, yield 35 Hl / hectare. The traditional fermentation takes place in small tanks. Jacques-Henri’s respect for the vintage and terroir are expressed by his working with the vintage as opposed to manipulating it. AGEING 6 months in the tanks and 12 months in new oak barrels. VINTAGE 2005 was an exceptional year in Bordeaux, very sunny and very generous, producing bold tannins and concentrated aromas. STYLE Eye: Deep garnet color. Nose : Fruity aromas of blackberry, cherry, strawberry along with oaky aromas: toast, vanilla. Palate: Elegant wine. A classic Bordeaux. Blackberries and spices with a smooth tannic structure. FOOD PAIRING Great with red meats, rich sauce dishes and cheeses. Try it with chocolate. WHEN TO DRINK Now and up 10 years, all year long. TECHNICALS Alcohol: 13%, Total acidity: 2.80 g/l, PH: 3.71, Residual sugar: 0

PRODUCER: Chateau Haut Meneau WINEMAKER: Jacques-Henri Bravard HISTORY Château Haut-Meneau is located in the heart of the Côtes de Blaye, the oldest producing region in Bordeaux. The Château Haut-Meneau, established in 1825, earned the “cru bourgeois” distinction in 1873. Purchased in 1988 by Jean-Paul Bravard (owner of cellars in Normandy) and subsequently taken over by his son, Jacques-Henri in 1998, the Château now holds 10 hectares. TERROIR The soil is clay and chalk. The Château is situated on a crest “the small mount” for which the Château is named. The climate is maritime with mild and rainy winters, hot and stormy springs, warm summers and mild autumns. VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION The 35 year-old vines, planted at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare, yield 35 Hl / hectare. The traditional fermentation takes place in small tanks. Jacques-Henri’s respect for the vintage and terroir are expressed by his working with the vintage as opposed to manipulating it. AGEING 6 months in the tanks and 12 months in new oak barrels. VINTAGE 2005 was an exceptional year in Bordeaux, very sunny and very generous, producing bold tannins and concentrated aromas. STYLE Eye: Deep garnet color. Nose : Fruity aromas of blackberry, cherry, strawberry along with oaky aromas: toast, vanilla. Palate: Elegant wine. A classic Bordeaux. Blackberries and spices with a smooth tannic structure. FOOD PAIRING Great with red meats, rich sauce dishes and cheeses. Try it with chocolate. WHEN TO DRINK Now and up 10 years, all year long. TECHNICALS Alcohol: 13%, Total acidity: 2.80 g/l, PH: 3.71, Residual sugar: 0

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Closure: Cork

Aged 12 months in French Oak.

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.71
Total Acidity: 2.80 grams per liter

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