2016 Badine de la Patache - Pomerol Bordeaux
The small, three hectare vineyard of Chateau La Patache is planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Their terroir is sand, gravel and clay soil and the vines are on average, 25 years of age. Vinification is still carried out in wooden vats and then transferred to stainless steel tanks and finally to old French oak for 18 months.
A wine which exhibits rich soft plummy fruit you expect from a good Merlot dominated Bordeaux. Depth is contributed by notes of dark chocolate and mocha, and slight fine grained soft tannins.
Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Bottle Size: 750ml