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Chateau Main Gazin Rouge, Blaye, Cote de Bordeaux

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Located 50kms north of Bordeaux, within the ancient Gallo-Roman village of Plassac, Chateau Maine Gazin is a 7.5Ha Vineyard . The property overlooks rolling hills of vineyards, down to the Gironde River and across the bank of the Medoc region. The vineyard is situated on excellent 'terroir' of limestone/clay with moderate climate influenced by the Gironde. While the area has been with vineyards since the 1st century and some buildings on the property date from 1780s, the Maison and winery are of the 1850s. The property is planted to Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

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Accolades Gold Medal - Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020
Unit Size 750ml
Type Red Wine
Varietal Merlot 88%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 5%
Style Dry
ABV 14.6%
Standard Drinks 8.64
Vintage 2018
Country France
Geographic Indication Bordeaux | Blaye

6 hectares of vines on limestone clay soils yielding 5,400 litres/hectare.

Hand harvest, de-stemmed and crushed at winery reception. Alcoholic fermentation in concrete tanks. Malolactic fermentation in 300L oak barrels for 12% and the balance in concrete vats. Maturation for 12-18 months with French oak before bottling at the Château in April 2020.

Appearance Deep garnet.
Nose Aromas of morello cherry and ripe black fruit enhanced on the nose with toasted notes.
Body Medium <> Full
Palate Supple and powerful with palate of forest fruits and silky tannins followed by a vanilla finish with a minty tip.
Drink By 2028
Food Matching Guide Robust beef, game and lamb roasts or stews; Cheeses like Camembert, Brie and Roquefort.