Blend: 87% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Blackberry and black-olive aromas. Medium body with round, dusty tannins. Chocolate aftertaste. Merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Better in a year.
Since 1464, the Chateau Bourdieu vineyard has flourished on the terroirs of the right bank of the Gironde. Now owned by the Schweitzer family, it covers 75 hectares of AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux. Luc and his two sons Ludovic and Richard have the culture of Lavigne deeply rooted in their genes and the taste for meticulous work. This is why each cuvée is made with the same attention and the same passion. We thus find in each wine of Chateau Bourdieu the richness of the terroirs and the quality of the great wines of Bordeaux. The estates vineyards are an average of 35 year old and grow on a mixture of clay, limestone and gravel soils.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.