Château Franc Le Maine 2010 – Magnum

47.00€

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Gold Medal at the 2010 Paris Independent Winegrowers’ Competition
Gold Medal from the 2014 Gilbert et Gaillard Guide
Recommanded at the 2013 Decanter Awards
Recommanded in the 2013 Un Vin Presque Parfait Guide

“This new property belonging to the Bardet family is located south-east of the village of Saint-Laurent des Combes on sandy soil. The vast majority of the vines are Merlot with some additional Cabernet Franc. This vintage gave the wines a good tannic structure, balanced by substantial acidity. At this point, the fruit is the strongest impression; pure, intense and velvety on the palate. Overall, it is fleshy and the subtle vanilla of the finish reveals the sophisticated ageing it has undergone.”
Alain Chameyrat, 2012 Bettane & Desseauve Guide

“Lovely intense purple robe. Attractive wood on the nose with toasted and roasted hints. The fruit is still discrete. Signs of its ageing also appear on the palate. Likeable density, balance and length. A 2010 you have to wait for.”
2014 Gilbert et Gaillard Guide

“Bright ruby colour, this wine opens with lovely multiple aromatic layers. Rich body on the palate and incredible delicacy on the finish.”
Awarded 3 stars in the 2014 Un Vin Presque Parfait Guide.
Available at the Carré restaurant in the Chartrons area of Bordeaux.

Additional Information

Packaging

Magnum – Wooden Case

Vineyard Origins

XVth century, acquired in 2008 by Philippe Bardet

Owner

Bardet Family

Surface Area

11,71 ha

Soils types

Sand with gravel, sandy or clayey sand subsoil

Planting density

5,800 vines per hectare

Average age of the vines

44 Years

Cultivation

Integrated farming and sustainable production, certified High Environmental Value and Iso 14001

Tillage

Natural permanent grass cover crop

Grape varieties
Yield

45 hectolitres per hectare

Harvest

By machine

Selection

Unique grape screening technology

Pre-fermentation soak

Gentle at low temperature

Aged in barrels

50% new barrels & 50% one-year-old barrels

Annual production

70,000 bottles

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