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Château Maurac Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Bordeaux 2016

Château Maurac Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Bordeaux 2016
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Winemaker and vineyard manager Claude Gaudin works with a number of châteaux in the Haut Medoc region, and one of the best is Château Maurac. This beautiful estate is situated just past the boundary of St. Estèphe, near such well-known neighbors as Château Sociando-Mallet and Château Charmail. The soil is mainly clay with some limestone, hence Merlot plays an important role in the property’s planting.

Gaudin’s philosophy is simple: the wine is made in the vineyard. Dense planting of the vines naturally reduces the yield per vine, resulting in a more concentrated wine. Green harvest during the summer further limits the yield. Traditional vinification and aging with just the right touch of new oak give structure and extra dimensions of flavor and complexity to the finished wine.

Wine Specs
Merlot, Cabernet
Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of dark fruits – cassis, blackberries, plums - are followed by an elegant concentration. Its ripe fruit flavors are complemented by notes of licorice and a hint of leather on the nose, its supple, velvety texture is supported by a fine tannic structure, a pure expression of Bordeaux breed and finesse.
Vineyard Notes
No one knows when the chateau was established as it is undocumented, however it was recognized as Cru Bourgeois as early as 1886.
Production Notes
Hand harvesting followed by a natural yeast fermentation in neutral tank. Aging is in 40% new barrique for 12 months.
Other Notes
50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon