Château du Vallier Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux 2015 (Côtes de Bordeaux, France) "...currant, milk chocolate, vanilla..."
The appellation title for Côtes de Bordeaux red wines made specifically in the area around Cadillac, at the southern end of the Entre-deux-Mers district of Bordeaux. From the outskirts of Bordeaux in the north down to Saint Maixant in the south, these vineyards follow the meanders of the Garonne river, covering a band of the finest soils around 60 kilometres long and up to 5 kilometres wide.
All Côtes de Bordeaux Cadillac wines are red and are made predominantly from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with a permitted addition of Malbec, Petit Verdot and even Carmenère. Merlot is the main variety, producing wines which are supple, yet approachable at an early age.
Clay and Gravel. Cold maceration to extract the fruit aromas. Traditional vatting in thermo regulated tanks for between 18 - 25 days. Final maceration and malolactic fermentation to soften the wine. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 8 months.
"Currants and milk chocolate with rose petal aromas follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs two to three years to soften. All here. Drink in 2021." -92 Points, James Suckling
"A lovely ruby colour with dark reflections. The bouquet is delicately woody with notes of vanilla and grilled bread, ripe fruits and spicy hints of ginger and cinnamon. Generous, round and rich in the mouth with a successful balance." - Wine Alliance