With pride, this label adorns the property’s second wine, produced from its youngest vines. From the start, expressive aromas are evident, both fruity and floral; then, in the mouth, the wine shows a mouth-filling richness that combines charm and tannic depth. This is a generous wine, full of zest, whose silky structure makes it very inviting. Serve it with a starter of creamed mushrooms in puff pastry, or with fresh goat’s cheese.
Vineyard, Culture, And Harvest:
This second wine comes mainly from the château’s young vines and is made like its elder brother. Les Allées de Cantemerle has the same personality as the grand vin, but a shorter ageing potential. As it ages more quickly, Les Allées de Cantemerle is generally ready to be consumed within several years of the vintage.
Vinification And Ageing:
Total destemming the grapes are hand-sorted before crushing Fermentation: 6-8 days at 26 -28°C, Maceration: 28 -30 days, Ageing for 12 months in French oak barrel and vat Ultra light fining
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery:Allees de Cantemerle
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: Haut Medoc
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(AG=90) The 2015 Allees de Cantemerle has a very refined and delineated bouquet with blackberry, crushed stone, and light mint aromas - quite Pauillac in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a little raw at the moment but it will mesh together. There is a fine spiciness/white pepper note on the finish. What an outstanding second wine. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.