" Vin bien structuré avec une belle fraîcheur et du fruit, et une pointe réglissée en finale. "
Lieu-Dit Ter Pointe 2014 - Côtes de Bourg
From one generation to the next, Vignerons de Tutiac has developed great expertise in relation to its terroirs, extending across the Bordeaux, Blaye-Cotes de Bordeaux and Cotes de Bourg appellations. Each parcel has been examined in detail: soil composition, exposition, topography… The company’s locality range is the end result of these efforts. It offers some of the best expressions of the great grape varieties from Bordeaux and highlights the quality of the area’s terroirs. Well mastered grass growing naturally limits the vines’ yield and helps to produce grapes with high sugar and phenolic compound content. Careful de-budding and leaf-thinning restrict the output and allow the harvest to perfectly ripen.
TERROIR : The terroir is composed of red pebbles with a thick stony layer that enables the soils to quickly warm up in the springtime.
GRAPE VARIETY : Malbec 100 % (2,5 ha)
VITICULTURE : Lieu-Dit La Pointe is called after the vineyard’s location at the intersection of three districts – Mombrier, Pugnac and Lansac.
VINIFICATION : Traditional winemaking. The wine undergoes a pre-fermentation cold maceration, followed by an alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, followed by a post-fermentation maceration with a delestage. After a 30-day vatting period, the wine is racked and placed into barrels (100% new French oak), where it is matured for 12 months.
PRICE TTC FROM FRANCE : 14,50 € (DISTRIBUTION IN THE UK : / )
TASTING NOTES : Purple with fuchsia tints.
Intense complex well-ripened aromas: dried herbal tea, mild spices of vanilla-cocoa-licorice and cinnamon, tobacco, blackberry jam and sultanas, a hint of eucalyptus and tobacco.
Well structured and balanced palate, with firm, yet elegant tannins, good freshness and fruit (raspberry-red currant jam), joined by a touch of licorice on the finish.
FOOD PAIRING : grilled duck breast with cherries, moussaka, and grilled spare ribs with herbs.
Les Vignerons de Tutiac
The cooperative winery was created in 1974. At present, it is the largest producer of French appellation wines and the number one producer of Cotes de Bordeaux. It brings together 500 growers, representing 4,000 hectares of vines and 70 chateaux. According to its President, Stephane Heraud, “It is recognized as one of the most dynamic actors in Bordeaux.” Indeed, this company has successfully met with market expectations and consumer demand, by associating traditional know-how with modern techniques.