Chateau de Malleret, Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois Superieur 2008
|Style||Full bodied, smooth. Fairly dry with plenty of fruit. Best with food.|
|Grape||46% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.5% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Petit Verdot|
|Food||Enjoy with grilled lamb, beef, stroganoff, carbonara, game or cheeses.|
The people of the Bordeaux region have a genius for combining magnificent residences with high quality vineyards. Malleret is an example of this. Situated in the commune on Pian-Medoc, the Chateau de Malleret terroir is one of the oldest in the region. Over three centuries of history, some of the great names in wine and trade have followed on from each other as head of the estate.
Situated in Pian Medoc, not far from Margaux, Chateau de Malleret is one of the oldest properties in the region. Originally a royal stud, the estate is just over 300 hectares, with 54 under vine comprising 46% merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.5% Cabernet Franc and 2.5% Petit Verdot.
The soil changes according to parcel, with a gravelly profile typical of the Medoc, an intermediate sand-and-gravel profile and a sandy profile with high wine-growing potential. Each parcel is managed separately using “enlightened growing techniques, which means that spraying takes place as a curative action rather than as an automatic preventive action. Vinification is by parcel and takes place in stainless steel temperature-controlled vats, lasting for three to four weeks. The wine is then matured in barrels, 30% of which are new, for twelve months.
The Wine has a deep, brilliant colour and intense red berry aromas. It is well-rounded and balanced and has good length. It improves with time and may be enjoyed with grilled lamb, game or cheese.