About This Wine
Bordeaux has a reputation for producing wines that must be aged for years prior to drinking.
That reputation is well-earned, but not all Bordeaux bottlings are built to age. At Chateau Douley, for instance, the Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux wine is made specifically to be consumed and enjoyed in its youth. That’s not to say the wine is not complex; it is. But through the art of blending, it’s is ready to drink upon release.
The “artist” who makes that happen is Michel Rolland, who has gained a worldwide reputation for producing wines that are exuberant in their youth without sacrificing their sense of “place.” In this case, the place is a narrow swath of land adjacent to the Garonne River.
Chateau Douley’s 2008 Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux begins with the classic “Right Bank” recipe of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon added for body and complexity. Best of all, it’s ready to open with tonight’s dinner.
About Bordeaux Blend
A Bordeaux Blend is a blended red wine with six varities: Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere.
- Grape Composition:Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux in France
- Aromas & Flavors:Cherry, Cassis, Plum, Berries and Minerals
- Aging Vessels:1-Year-Old Oak Barrels & Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2012
- Food Pairing Suggestionlamb, beef stew, or beef-barley soup.