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Chateau Meillier Bordeaux Superieur 2018 WC

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85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, plus a few dollops of Malbec and Petit
Château Meillier’s 85-acre vineyard is situated around the highest elevation
point in Entre-deux-Mers, about 500 feet above sea level. This is high for
Bordeaux, and this place is known locally as La Butte de Launay. Meillier’s
vineyards are planted on small hillsides with south-southwestern exposure.
The soil here is dominated by clay and limestone, and is well suited for
producing rich, fruity Merlot and structured Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are
21 years old on average and tended sustainably (Lutte raisonnée). Harvest
takes place in late September. The grapes are destemmed, and a portion of the
merlot undergoes thermovinification: the must is heated to near-boiling
temperatures. This extracts extra color and tannin, and contributes to the
wine’s smooth, fruity profile. Fermentation is controlled with selected yeast
lasting 3-4 weeks followed by maceration lasting 3-5 weeks. The wine is not
aged in oak: production takes place in concrete and stainless steel tanks. It is
aged for one year in these vessels before bottling. Gluten Free. NON-GMO.
Château Meillier has been home to the Duprat family since 1880. In the early
days, this farm produced mostly grains and cattle, but also a little white wine.
Today, Mr. Duprat represents the 4th generation. He takes care of his property
alone but works with export enologists to keep his vines in tiptop shape.
Dark ruby in color with ripe, red fruit aromas. Medium-full bodied and
structured with generous – almost jammy – fruit, balanced by gentle
acidity, and ripe tannins.
Anything off the grill. Roasted meat. Soft cheeses. Drink by 2024.

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