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Château Mongiron La Fleur

Château Mongiron La Fleur

AOC Bordeaux Supérieur, Château Mongiron, 2018

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins30
Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Producer: Château Mongiron
Origin: France / Bordeaux
In stock
Article nr. 20513718
Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Producer: Château Mongiron
Origin: France / Bordeaux

Description

The bouquet of black cherry, blueberry yoghurt, bread crust and blackberries unites to a dark fruity and spicy composition. On the first sip, one senses its elegance and juicy, harmonious acidity. On the palate, flavours of wild cherry, black pepper, cloves and wild berries interweave. A charming Bordeaux that is a versatile food pairing partner thanks to its characteristics.

Attributes

Origin: France / Bordeaux
Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Ripening potential: 3 to 15 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Moroccan specialities, Fegato alla veneziana, Meat terrine, Pork fillet with plums, Hearty stew with pulses
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank, biological acid degradation in barrel, cooling period
Harvest: hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces
Maturation duration: 14 months
Volume: 14.5 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Countries

France

France – Philosophy in a bottle

According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”

Regions

Bordeaux

Bordeaux: high prestige, high quality

With a total area of around 115,000 hectares, Bordeaux may not be France’s largest wine-growing region, but it is certainly its most prestigious. The range of wines produced here today is enormous: ranging from red everyday wines with a great relationship between price and quality to exclusive, and accordingly expensive, premier crus. Elegant white wines and noble sweet specialties round out the spectrum.

Grape varieties

Merlot

Everybody’s darling

Merlot is the most charming member of the Bordeaux family. It shines with rich colour, fragrant fullness, velvety tannins and sweet, plummy fruit. It even makes itself easy for the vintner, as it matures without issue in cool years as well. This is in contrast to the stricter Cabernet Sauvignon, which it complements as a blending partner. Its good qualities have made the Merlot famous worldwide. At over 100,000 hectares, it is the most-planted grape in France. It also covers large areas in California, Italy, Australia and recently in Eastern Europe. The only catch is that pure Merlot varieties rarely turn out well. Its charm is often associated with a lack of substance. Only the best specimens improve with maturity. They then develop complex notes of leather and truffles. This succeeds in the top wines from the Bordeaux appellation of Pomerol and those from Ticino, among others.

Cabernet Franc

Forefather of the Bordeaux varieties

The Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest varieties of Bordelais and a parent of three other red grapes in the Bordeaux assortment: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. It is distinguished by its complex, flavourful bouquet of raspberry, graphite, violet, liquorice and white pepper. In addition, it presents round, crisp tannins which turn out less strongly than those of Cabernet Sauvignon. While the Cabernet Franc always appears as part of a blend in Bordeaux, it is pressed alone on the Loire. The most renowned appellations are Chinon and Bourgueil. Incidentally, the Cabernet originates not in Bordeaux but in the Spanish Basque Country. Cabernet owes its name to the Latin “carbon”, meaning black.

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Rating
Parker 89-91 Points

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