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2015 Domaine de Valmengaux Bordeaux

2015 Domaine de Valmengaux Bordeaux

€36.95
Located in the town of Vérac between Pomerol and Saint Emilion Domaine de Valmengaux is the brainchild of musician come winemaker Vincent Rapin. Certified Organic and using Biodynamic techniques the vineyard is run as Vincent puts it on 'common sense and pre-pesticide practices with only natural treatments being used and complex co-planting of other species in between the vines to promote their health. In his custom-made winery, Vincent is moving toward the use of less oak and has been investing instead in stockinger 12HL and amphorae to allow the wine to express its true character. The grapes are hand-harvested, only natural yeasts are used and Vincent does not use SO2 but favors a polyphenol liquid which is also organic. The wines show a lightness of touch, elegance, and if I dare say it a touch of mystery. This is a very interesting new producer who I believe has the potential to become renowned for their different/innovative approach to Bordeaux wines and who could gain a real following in the UK market. An exciting new wine from the right bank made organically with minimal use of oak and 10% amphora aging. This smooth, medium-bodied red exudes subtlety and elegance while also being generous and complex in flavor. The nose shows damson and bramble fruit which is equally as evident on the palate with the addition of some savory notes. The uniqueness of this wine is that despite its reasonable amount of firm tannins, it has a real lightness of touch which makes it very approachable and easy to drink. This would be the perfect bottle to compliment lamb cutlets or a cote de boeuf. Taylor made fermenters allowing full but gentle extraction No added sulfur but instead an organic polyphenolic solution Only fermented using natural yeasts Some aging in terracotta jars (currently 10% but will increase in future vintages) Certified organic
  • Body
    Full
  • Country
    France
  • Region
    Bordeaux
  • Colour/Style
    Red
  • Grape Variety
    90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Description

Located in the town of Vérac between Pomerol and Saint Emilion Domaine de Valmengaux is the brainchild of musician come winemaker Vincent Rapin. Certified Organic and using Biodynamic techniques the vineyard is run as Vincent puts it on 'common sense and pre-pesticide practices with only natural treatments being used and complex co-planting of other species in between the vines to promote their health. In his custom-made winery, Vincent is moving toward the use of less oak and has been investing instead in stockinger 12HL and amphorae to allow the wine to express its true character. The grapes are hand-harvested, only natural yeasts are used and Vincent does not use SO2 but favors a polyphenol liquid which is also organic. The wines show a lightness of touch, elegance, and if I dare say it a touch of mystery. This is a very interesting new producer who I believe has the potential to become renowned for their different/innovative approach to Bordeaux wines and who could gain a real following in the UK market. An exciting new wine from the right bank made organically with minimal use of oak and 10% amphora aging. This smooth, medium-bodied red exudes subtlety and elegance while also being generous and complex in flavor. The nose shows damson and bramble fruit which is equally as evident on the palate with the addition of some savory notes. The uniqueness of this wine is that despite its reasonable amount of firm tannins, it has a real lightness of touch which makes it very approachable and easy to drink. This would be the perfect bottle to compliment lamb cutlets or a cote de boeuf. Taylor made fermenters allowing full but gentle extraction No added sulfur but instead an organic polyphenolic solution Only fermented using natural yeasts Some aging in terracotta jars (currently 10% but will increase in future vintages) Certified organic

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