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    3 895
  • Producer ranking ?

    11
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

Because garage wines do not often grow in the best possible land, the vineyards must work twice as hard as others to reach top quality. Valandraud's cultivations are scattered around Saint-Emilion, which means that the soils are significantly different. Winemaker Dalmasso says: –We have plenty of choice in the blending stage. Only 20–30 per cent of our wines go to Château Valandraud, and the rest to Virginie de Valandraud and 3 de Valandraud.

We work as ecologically as possible, but unfortunately, a hundred per cent organic operation is not a realistic alternative due to the climate. Harvest method: hand picked Winemaking: grapes are stemmed manually, then bursted in ahand-crusher. Fermentation in oak vasts. Malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels

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Ruby. Dark fruits, coffee, plums and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded, refreshing finish, long. Elegant and detailed Valandraud. 90-92
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Dark purple colour with violet hue. Distinct blackcurrant flavour, discreet spicyness. On the palate medium weight and length, fine tannins and mature fruit.
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St.Emilion, St.Emilion

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château de Valandraud 2013  ( Château Valandraud )

"Ruby. Dark fruits, coffee, plums and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded, refreshing finish, long. Elegant and detailed Valandraud. 90-92
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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château de Valandraud 2013  ( Château Valandraud )

"Dark purple colour with violet hue. Distinct blackcurrant flavour, discreet spicyness. On the palate medium weight and length, fine tannins and mature fruit. "

2y 1m ago

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