Chateau Clinet

Chateau Clinet

$425.00

COUNTRY

France

REGION

Bordeaux

VARIETY/TYPE

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE

2015

ALCOHOL

14.3%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Black Cherries, Dark Plums, Medium-Bodied, Silky Tannins, Earthy, Anise

Nose: Spice, Floral, Earth, Black Fruit, Tar, Black Truffle

Pairings: Beef, Roast Chicken, Meats, Tuna, Mushrooms, Pasta, Asian Dishes

THE VARIETY

Merlot

Merlot hails from France. It’s also the most commonly planted varietal there, and is equally popular around the world. As a more fruit-forward wine and with softer tannins and than your standard Cabernet, Merlot is very approachable and often a favourite among those who are unaccustomed to reds. Merlot’s medium tannin and acidity levels means the wine pairs well with slow cooked food, lighter meats like duck and pork or tomato based pasta dishes.

THE REGION

Bordeaux

A port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France, Bordeaux is widely regarded as one of the world capitals of wine. The Atlantic Ocean moderates the area’s temperatures, while the pine forests protect the vines from ocean winds, allowing the vineyards to produce typically medium bodied, complex wines in the limestone rich soils. Bordeaux is famous for dry-medium, full bodied red wines, in particular the Bordeaux blends. Popular varietals here include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.