" Vins Divins : petit verdot pour petite robe grenat "
Cuisine Actuelle, 1er février 2016
Lieu-Dit Verdot Bordeaux 2012
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 : Ferric sandy clay soils cover the sandy soil from the Perigord river.
GRAPE VARIETY : Petit Verdot 100 % (2,75 hectares)
VITICULTURE :Lieu-Dit Verdot is situated in Reignac. This discrete and capricious grape variety does not support drought and requires plenty of care. The compacted sub-soil and the earth’s coarse texture promote its growth.
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 18 months.
PRICE TTC FROM FRANCE : 12,95 € (DISTRIBUTION IN THE UK : / )
TASTING NOTES :Red ruby color.
Fruity aromas of blue berry and red currant, leather, and forest undergrowth. Slightly animal, with herbs of Provence and licorice.
Crisp and fleshy palate, exhaling spicy pepper, nutmeg and cocoa beans. This wine has plenty of body, good acidity and impressive length.
FOOD PAIRING : Roast young wild boar with spices, roast beef in a crust, brie or camembert.
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.