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Château Les Combes, Bordeaux Rose, 2020

Château Les Combes, Bordeaux Rose, 2020

This is subtle and elegant, light and refreshing. It's a wine for those who like their rosé to taste not too dissimilar from a white wine. Drink this year

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ColourRosé

RegionBordeaux

GrowerFrederic Borderie

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

Vintage2020

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeGRC520

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Frederic Borderie, Chateaux Les Combes and Les Gravieres de la Brandille, Bordeaux, France

Frederic Borderie, in his late 30s, is one of our stars, making delicious, perfumed whites and a range of reds which he fairly views as the equals - both in quality and longevity - of more expensive wines from grander appellations.

Modestly he ascribes their success to his vineyards being on gravelly river terraces of the Isle river, an underrated terroir with some similarities to the...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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Château Les Combes, Bordeaux Rose, 2020

This is subtle and elegant, light and refreshing. It's a wine for those who like their rosé to taste not too dissimilar from a white wine. Drink this year

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