13.5% | FRANCE

Nice bright red colour with tints of purple. The wine shows and intense bouquet of ripe red berries - notably nuances of strawberry and raspberry. Thanks to its suppleness, the intensity found...
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Nice bright red colour with tints of purple. The wine shows and intense bouquet of ripe red berries - notably nuances of strawberry and raspberry. Thanks to its suppleness, the intensity found in the middle palate and the fine tannins contained in the finish, the ensemble presents a very attractive profile. No oak ageing has allowed the wine to keep a great fruitiness and a pure expression of the fruits.

The Vineyards of Château Escalette are spread over 14 hectares in Côtes de Bourg on the north bank of the river Gironde. Carefully worked in the respect of nature and environment, Château Escalette has been certified AB Organic since 2013. This property is owned by Château de Barbe but separately run.

The grapes are Merlot, Cabernet and Malbec but in the proportions of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. The vineyards are on very chalky-clay soil with vines of an average age of 35 years planted at a low density offering lower yields of top quality fruit. 

The 2015 vintage began with rainy months of January and February but the trend changed significantly in spring with a water deficit and high average temperatures in April and May. Between June 1st and 15th we saw exceptional conditions for flowering. The summer was hot, dry and sunny but with the somewhat cold nights, thus avoiding withering of the vines. The relatively early harvest took place under excellent weather conditions, allowing us to harvest healthy grapes with optimal ripeness; the Cabernet Sauvignon being particularly successful. Wines from the 2015 vintage are rich and fruity with good colour

The relatively early harvest took place under excellent weather conditions allowing the winemaker to harvest healthy grapes with optimal ripeness. Each varietal was harvested and vinified separately with initial fermentation and secondary malolactic fermentation in tanks. The separate wines were then carefully blended to form the final wine which was then allowed to marry in tanks for many months. This wine has seen no oak and has matured beautifully in bottle. It was elaborated with the same philosophy and by the same team as the Château de Barbe. 

A Merlot based Claret, supple, juicy and versatile with elegant chicken, beef, lamb and vegetable dishes.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Vintage
2015
ABV %
13.5%
Organic
Yes
Vegan
No

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