Tasting Note: Spicy, alluring Bordeaux red, offering an insistent perfume of wildflower and a mouthful of blackcurrant.
Food Matching: Perfect with a pheasant pie or roast dishes
Region : Bordeaux, France
Grapes :Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Merlot 46%
Alcohol : 12,5%
About the vineyard :
The average age of the vines at Château Desmirail is twenty-five years old, they cover a surface of around forty hectares. The vineyard is set on deep gravelly soil from the quaternary era, between 650 000 and 250 000 years ago. The gravel and pebbles, which come from the Pyrenees, were carried down by the waters of the Garonne and were set down, forming terraces. The deposits were then eroded and now take the form of gravelly outcrops which attain a height of around 20 metres. The Desmirail vineyard is spread over three communes in the Margaux appellation: Cantenac, Arsac and Soussans