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Château D'Arche, Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois Zoom

Château D'Arche, Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois

2012 | France | Bordeaux 13.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Cherry
  • Spicy (mix)
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Its also
  • 90+
¥280
  • Buy 3 ¥252 and save 10%
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    Description

    Château d’Arche has 9 hectares of old vines, neihbouring several Grand Cru vineyards, the château is located across from the church in the town of Ludon. Classified a Cru Bourgeois in 1932. 2012 Château d’Arche is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon; 40% Merlot ; with remaining 15% a blend of Cabernet Franc; Petit Verdot; Carmenère. It is vinified traditionally and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. It offers classic Cabernet aromas of cassis, spice, and tobacco, with a long, satisfying finish and fine-grained tannins. Exceptional value for money.

    Variety Description

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognised red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climate. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognised through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine's ageing potential.

    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

    A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, centred on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department. Eighty-nine percent of wine produced in Bordeaux is red, with sweet white wines, dry whites, and also rosé and sparkling wines (Crémant de Bordeaux) collectively making up the remainder. The major reason for the success of winemaking in the Bordeaux region is the excellent environment for growing vines. The geological foundation of the region is limestone, leading to a soil structure that is heavy in calcium. Red Bordeaux is generally made from a blend of grapes. Permitted grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and rarely Carménère. White Bordeaux is predominantly, and exclusively in the case of the sweet Sauternes, made from Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle.