Château La Tour de By, Médoc

Château La Tour de By, Médoc

Château La Tour de By, Médoc

France | 13.0% | 75cl

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Our Grand vin comes from our beautiful gravelly plots, located 200 meters from the Gironde. It is a wine full of elegance and finesse, with lots of freshness and intense fruit. With a beautiful tannic structure, it can age for almost 20 years. Château La Tour de By has been a member of the prestigious Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux since 1977.

- Appellation: AOP Médoc

- Terroir: gravel with alios basement. Ideally located on two well-exposed gravel ridges between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean, the terroir benefits from an ideal microclimate which allows the noble grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot to express themselves all their qualities.

- Age of the vines: 45 years.

- Blend: 60% Cabernet; 35% Merlot; 5% Petit Verdot.

- Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels, 1/3 new, 1/3 of 1 wine, 1/3 of 2 wines.

- Aging potential: 15 to 20 years

- Vine cultivation: tillage is traditional. The property uses natural compost.

- Vinification and aging: in the wine cellar dating from 1910, wooden and stainless steel vats equipped with automated thermoregulation are used allowing vatting for 3 to 5 weeks during alcoholic fermentation. For 12 months, the wine then ages in the aging cellar, half buried and perfectly air-conditioned, in stave oak barrels, renewed by a third each year.

"In 2000 the estate was run by Marc Pagès, Jacques Boissenot was consultant at this point. This is an attractive, softly spoken Medoc with plenty of tertiary notes, from walnut to tobacco, with the edges a little smudged - Pagès believed in a touch of oxidation during the early stages of winemaking, leaving the bung off the barrel for the first month of ageing, and ensuring at least four rackings off the yeast lees during the ageing process. It's very much in its drinking phase, and is a good reflection of what a warm vintage offers to classic Cru Bourgeois-style wines. Traditional in feel, it's still pretty young in terms of its tannins and grip. There's a slight medicinal, eucalyptus edge on the finish, alongside clear spice notes. 2% Cabernet Franc makes up the blend. A maximum of 20% new oak is used.Jane Anson for Decanter Magazine in 2018.

Country France
Region Bordeaux
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot
ABV 13.0%
Suitable for Vegans No
Organic No

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