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Château Biré Bordeaux Supérieur - Buy 2 Get 1 Free

2012 | France | Bordeaux 750 ml | 12.00 %
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    Description

    2012 Château Biré Bordeaux Supérieur
    50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc

    Château Biré started producing wine in 1785. At this point, on average 25 years old vines are planted on palus (rich alluvial clay soil) and are hand picked. Château Biré produces a classic, full-bodied, generous wine with wonderful colour. It has honest nose of jammy red and black fruits with vegetal presence. Soft at point of entry then more marked tannin presence on the mid-palate and finish. Fruit stays focused and very juicy. A successful Bordeaux that develops elegant, ripe, red fruit aromas with age.

    Variety Description

    Red Bordeaux Blends

    Also known for their powerful structure and deep flavors. Dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant are commonly used to describe the flavors of red Bordeaux. Tannins tend to be relatively high in these wines, giving them a firm structure. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend.

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    These wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

    Merlot

    Smooth, rounded and "easy drinking" are common descriptions of Merlot wines. The main reason for this is that Merlot grapes are relatively large in relation to their pips and the thickness of the skins, in which tannins are found. For this reason, the variety is used to soften wines made from more tannic varieties

    Country Description

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description

    Bordeaux Superieur

    Bordeaux Superieur wines are, as their name implies, a slightly "superior" form of standard Bordeaux AOC wines. The supérieur appellation is open to both red and white wines from anywhere in the Bordeaux region, which stretches 80 miles (130km) from Sainte-Foy in the east to the very north-western tip of the Medoc. Bordeaux Superieur wines are produced from the classic Bordeaux grape varieties. The reds rely heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with smaller quantities of Malbec and Petit Verdot.