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Malbec is a grape That can, through a Chosen Land and a suitable wine, express a liveliness and a perfect tonic for an impromptu fruity and friendly occasion.
Merlot with a Particular requirement of the work in the vineyard to obtenir a good wine year maturity Gives the aromatic addition and a nice sweetness in the assembly.
Portrait of wine ...
The dark red color with purple hues Suggests the youth of this wine.
The first nose of cassis, blackberry Develops Several minutes of after-aeration is balanced of violets and spice.
The attack greedy shows, Followed by soft tannins and refreshing.
The final, Meanwhile, watch silky with good aromatic persistence of fresh fruits, Such As plum and raspberry.
Plan to decant one to two hours before and serve it at 15-17 ° C.
BORDEAUX 2000 – A DREAM VINTAGE
Weather conditions / Vintage 2000 has from the very start been proclaimed as one of the best vintages of modern times. In spring 2003, I've had many opportunities to find out, if we really have a true dream vintage in our hands.
During harvest 2000, while doing "personal inspection" in the vineyards, I noticed that something extraordinary big was on its way. Grapes looked extremely healthy.
While sorting table was rolling, I observed, that there were few leaves, stalks and weeds among the grapes. That's why sorting out grapes went so easy and quick. It must be one of hallmarks of 2000 vintage, because normally even the great vintages require a lot of work at sorting table.
2000 vintage is classic, extravagant and extremely long-lived Bordeaux with dark, extremely dense wines, which have enormous concentration of fruit, length and superbly concentrated tannin. The tannin is not allowed to dominate, because it's well wrapped up by fruit. A scent of sub-maturity is only present in few wines. One of this vintage's trademarks is an intense and deep aroma of dark berries, like blueberries, blackberries and black cherries.
All red grape varieties reached perfect maturity, including Bordeaux' most capricious and unruly grape variety, Petit Verdot. Petit Verdot gives the much meeded contribution of backbone and power to the wines.
Also the grapes for whites, like Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle, did ripe perfectly and produced tremendously fine dry white wines. Sweet white wines turned unfortunately to be a few light, elegant and charming wines, which were based 100% on September pickings. Beginning on the 11th October, it rained heavily in Bordeaux and it continued until the end of the year.