2012 Château La Tour Carnet Grand Cru Haut Médoc Bordeaux
Appelation: Grand Cru Haut Médoc
Tasting note: Sight of Deep garnet, with hints of mahogany and biscuit, signs of aging. The nose is complex. Notes of blackcurrant and plum appear in turn, followed by secondary aromas of spices, like cinnamon, and roasted notes of charred wood. Taste is Forthright flavor revealing the incredible finesse of well-rounded, perfectly balanced tannins. Roasted notes and ripe fruit on the palate. Balanced, full-bodied finish
Food pairing: Will do well with any red meats grilled, cheese...
Grape varieties: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc et 3% Petit Verdot
Vinification: Fermentation in wooden vats and small capacity concrete tanks - Cold pre-fermentation maceration (8°C). Manual punching down- Alcoholic fermentation at low temperature (28°C). Maceration for 25 to 32 days. Aging in oak barrels for 16 months (30% new)
Location: Bordeaux France - Haut Medoc
Size of the vineyard: 115 hectares
Terroir / Soil: Clay base with limestone presence covered in a thick layer of graves dating from the Günz Glacial Stage.
Name: 2012 Château La Tour Carnet Grand Cru Haut Médoc Bordeaux
Area: haut médoc bordeaux (see Map)
- Château La Tour Carnet dates back to the 12th century and is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc region. The medieval architecture features a tower built in 1120 and the château is surrounded by a moat. La Tour Carnet has had several illustrious owners, including the family of Michel de Montaigne, one of the greatest French philosophers and twice-elected Mayor of Bordeaux. The vineyard of Château La Tour Carnet was planted there in 1407