The barrel-aged Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois from the Bordeaux wine-growing region reveals itself in the glass in bright purple. At the edges, this French red also shows a transition to garnet red. If you give it some air in the wine glass by swirling, you can perceive a first-class balance in this red wine, as it does not stand out on the glass walls in a watery, syrupy or liqueur-like way. The first nose of Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois reveals notes of blackberries, black currants and raspberries. The fruity aspects of the bouquet are joined by notes of barrel aging such as even more fruity-balsamic nuances.
The Château Beau-Site Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois presents itself pleasantly dry to the wine connoisseur. This red wine is never coarse or meager, but round and smooth. On the tongue, this balanced red wine is characterized by an incredibly velvety texture. In the finish, this mature red wine from the wine-growing region of Bordeaux finally inspires with considerable length. There are again hints of blackberry and raspberry. In the aftertaste, mineral notes of the gravel-dominated soils join in.
Vinification of the Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois of Château Beau-Site
The balanced Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois from France is a cuvée, pressed from the grape varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. In Bordeaux, the vines that produce the grapes for this wine grow on soils of gravel. Clearly, Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois is also determined by climate and viticultural style Saint-Estèphe. This French wine can be described in the best sense of the word as an Old World wine, which presents itself in an extraordinarily impressive way. At the time of optimal ripeness, the grapes for Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois are harvested exclusively by hand without the help of coarse and barely selective grape harvesters. After the hand harvest, the grapes arrive at the winery by the fastest route. Here they are selected and gently broken up. Fermentation then takes place in small wood at controlled temperatures. After the completion of fermentation, the elegant Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois is aged for another 12 months in French oak barriques.
Food recommendation for the Château Beau-Site Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois
Drink this red wine from France ideally tempered at 15 - 18°C as an accompaniment to spinach gratin with almonds, boeuf bourguignon or stuffed peppers.
Awards for the Saint-Éstephe Cru Bourgeois from Château Beau-Site
This wine from Saint-Estèphe not only inspires us, no, even well-known wine journalists awarded it with 90 points and more. Among the ratings are for the vintage 2016
- Wine Advocate - Robert M. Parker - 90-92 points
- Decanter - 91 points
- James Suckling - 94 points
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