The powerful Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois from Château Le Crock glides into the glass with a dense purple color. Swiveling the wine glass, this red wine reveals a high density and fullness, which is evident in strong church windows at the edge of the glass. The first nose of Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois flatters with notes of blackcurrants and blackberries. The fruity components of the bouquet are joined by notes of barrel aging such as chocolate and blueberry.
Château Le Crock Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois delights with its elegantly dry flavor. It was bottled with exceptionally little residual sugar. This is a real quality wine, which clearly stands out from simpler qualities and so this Frenchman enchants naturally with all dryness with the finest balance. Excellent taste does not necessarily require residual sugar. On the palate, the texture of this powerful red wine is wonderfully velvety. The final of this red wine from the wine-growing region of Bordeaux, more precisely from Saint-Estèphe, finally convinces with considerable reverberation. The finish is also accompanied by mineral hints of the soils dominated by clay and gravel.
Vinification of the Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois from Château Le Crock
The basis for the powerful Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux are grapes 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 clay and gravel. Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois is an Old World wine through and through, as this Frenchman breathes an extraordinary European charm that clearly underscores the success of Old World wines. When perfectly ripe, the grapes for Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois are harvested exclusively by hand without the use of crude and less selective machinery. After the hand harvest, the grapes are quickly transferred to the press house. Here they are selected and gently broken up. Fermentation then takes place in small wood at controlled temperatures. After the end of fermentation, the powerful Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois is aged for another 16 months in French oak barriques.
Food recommendation for the Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois from Château Le Crock
This French wine is best enjoyed at a temperature of 15 - 18°C. It is perfect as an accompaniment to braised chicken in red wine, pasta with sausage dumplings or stuffed peppers.
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