Chateau Artigues, Pauillac 2012
|Style||Medium bodied, plenty of fruit. Best with food. A top quality claret from one of the most famous areas in Bordeaux, home of Latour, Lafite Rothschild etc.|
|Grape||50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot.|
|Food||Rack of lamb or confit of duck, with seasonal vegetables, game terrines, cheese. Serve at 17-18°C|
This very old property belonged for a long time to the De Geres from Loupes, Lords of Camarsac. During the 18th centtury, it was owned by the Demoiselles d'Averous, who built the grotto of Artigues there, a place of interest in Pauillac. It was taken over in 1958 by Gabriel Meffre, owner of Chateau du Glana in Saint-Genes-de Beychevelle, and is now managed by his son, Claude, who has come back to viticulture after a career in journalism.