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Grand Vin de Montalivet Rouge

Vintage 2006

Appellation : Graves Rouge A.O.C.

Producer
Clos Floridene
Denis & Florence DUBOURDIEU EARL
Château REYNON
33410 BEGUEY
Contact us
Phone : 05 56 62 96 51
Fax. : 05 56 62 14 89
reynon@wanadoo.fr
http://www.denisdubourdieu.com

Situation & History

From a geological standpoint, the soil of Pujols sur Ciron where most of the vineyard is situated is much like the one of Barsac. A thin layer of red clayey sands, rich in iron oxide, and known as "Barsac red sands", tops the limestone bed rock. This limits the roots depth of the vine to about 50cm. The water that got stored within the slightly porous rock throughout the summer is progressively dispensed to the vine during the winter, thus preventing excessive water stress. A small portion of the vineyard (3,1 hectares), on the commune of Illats, is planted on a graveled and clayey rump.

Soils

From a geological standpoint, the soil of Pujols sur Ciron where most of the vineyard Montalivet, is situated is much like the one of Barsac. A thin layer of red clayey sands, rich in iron oxide, and known as "Barsac red sands", tops the limestone bed rock. This limits the roots depth of the vine to about 50cm. The water that got stored within the slightly porous rock throughout the summer is progressively dispensed to the vine during the winter, thus preventing excessive water stress

Blending

55 % Cabernet Sauvignon - 45 % Merlot

Wine making and ageing

Ripened harvest is handpicked and undergoes 20 to 25 days maceration at moderate temperature (25°C to 30°C). Ageing is performed both in oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

Tasting

With a deep and dark pomegranate robe, the Montalivet Rouge is above all a wine with a sweet and smoky aroma, with touches of blueberry, wild strawberry and hearth. Its tannin flavors have the silky quality, powerfulness and freshness of Bordeaux Vintages.