2019 La Chenaie Du Bourdieu Medoc
2019 La Chenaie Du Bourdieu Medoc, Medoc, France
91pts- Half-and-half Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this rich wine is impressive. With ripe tannins to balance the rich blackberry fruits and a firm structure lifted by acidity, it has good balance and potential. Drink from 2022.- Roger Voss
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape.Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.
The Médoc district of Bordeaux is an area of coastal lagoons, sand dunes and pine forests located on the 45th parallel. It is also a global wine powerhouse, and home to four of the world’s most prestigious wine villages: Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estèphe and Saint-Julien.
The estates located in these villages produce some of the world’s most expensive bottles. The region also provided all but one (Haut-Brion) of the châteaux included in the official 1855 Classification of Bordeaux wines.
There are around 16,000 hectares (39,500 acres) of vineyards within the wider Médoc region, including the various smaller appellations. Around 5500ha (13,600 acres) of vines are classified for production of Médoc AOC/AOP wines.