About This Wine
By Bordeaux standards, the Duvigneaus are relative newcomers.
In a wine region where many estates have been in the same families for generations, Chateau Cap de Biolet has been owned by the Duvigneaus for a “mere” four-plus decades. They acquired the property in 1972, and it’s currently overseen by Anne-Marie Duvigneau.
The estate is located in the commune of Doulezon, southwest of Saint-Emilion, where some of the world’s finest Merlot-based blends are crafted. The 2015 red from Chateau Cap de Biolet is a delicious melding of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
How delicious? Enough to earn a gold medal in the 2016 Aquitane Concours competition, and to impress our tasting panel. The fruit flavors are juicy and ripe, and the wine leaves a lingering sense of sweetness. The Duvigneaus may not have been in Bordeaux as long as some families, but you’d never know it from the quality of their wines.
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:70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc
- Grape Source:Southwest of Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux, France
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Red and Black Cherries, and a Hint of Herbs
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestionbraised leg of lamb with rosemary and thyme.
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