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Gravieres de la Brandille, Ame, Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

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Gravieres de la Brandille, Ame, Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

From 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a selection of older vines on prime gravel and clay soils, this has spent 12 months in oak barrels, about 25% new. Cedary aroma; and then a burst of intense red fruit - raspberry coulis. Silky, and... Read More

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Gravieres de la Brandille, Ame, Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

ColourRed

RegionBordeaux

GrowerFrederic Borderie

Grape VarietyMerlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage2016

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeGRC016

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

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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Gravieres de la Brandille, Ame, Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

From 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a selection of older vines on prime gravel and clay soils, this has spent 12 months in oak barrels, about 25% new. Cedary aroma; and then a burst of intense red fruit - raspberry coulis. Silky, and so fine, with the merest suggestion of light tannins. Very persistent and aromatic. Now-2026

This wine is always superb, and is often chosen both by our customers ahead of more prestigious names, and by French critics as one of the very best Bordeaux Supérieurs. Decant and tell your friends it's the second wine of a classed growth! Now-2026

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