Blend : 100% Merlot
A bright and steady colour, it will charm you by its « bouquet » which intermarries red fruit with a light acidulous taste of english lolly..
On the palate : it goes down smoothly, is round and well balanced.
To consume with white meat or fish, goes very well with a spicy Indian (curry) , or Malaysian cooking or a nasi goreng . You can enjoy this wine with fried rice, pizzas, barbecues, couscous or paella, and we like drinking our clairet with a simple ham and butter sandwich.
Name of Chateau : La Gontrie
The appellation d’Origine Controlée : Bordeaux Clairet
District : Saint Caprais de Bordeaux
Specific Soil of the area : composed of limestone, clay and gravel
Cepage : Merlot 100%
Average age : 18 years
Pruning : Guyot Simple
Average Yield : 50 hectolitres per hectare on 10 years average
Harvesting : harvested by machine, with a green harvest in July and another selection on the vine beginning of September.
Vinification : bleeding of a vat – fermentation at low temperatures – malolactique fermentation partially done
Racking : of the tank every month
Production : 7200 bottles
Owner : Mr Rives Jean-Louis