Château de Valois Pomerol 2016

Château de ValoisPomerol 2016

Product code: 4834
£34.70 inc VAT
Country
Country: France
Region
Region: Bordeaux
Area
Area: Pomerol
Type
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol
Alcohol: 14.5%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Winemaker
Winemaker: M. Leydet & Stephane Toutoundji
Grape
Grape: Merlot
Grape %: 77% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec
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Country
Country: France
Region
Region: Bordeaux
Area
Area: Pomerol
Type
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol
Alcohol: 14.5%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Winemaker
Winemaker: M. Leydet & Stephane Toutoundji
Grape
Grape: Merlot
Grape %: 77% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec

Product Notes

A rich and fleshy Pomerol showing a lovely combination of earthy flavours complemented by chocolate notes on the smooth palate.

Tasting Notes

The nose is bursting with black berries, exotic spice and hints of smoky oak and cedar. On the palate, the texture is rich and generous, with soft tannins. The finish has a good freshness and is full of lingering ripe fruit.

About the Winery

The history of the Chateau de Valois wine estate can be traced back to 1862; however, the place got its name only in 1886. This estate and Chateau Leydet Valentin are run and managed by Fredric Leydet today. Both of these are the Leydet family-owned estates, and they are located in close vicinity to each other. The Chateau de Valois, especially, is spread across seven parcels of vineyard along the Pomerol Plateau. The largest of this parcel extends to just about 4 hectares.

This estate is also located quite close to other prominent wine-growing regions such as Cheval Blanc, Figeac and Angelus. Therefore, the varietals grown here, the terroirs, soils and climatic conditions of the Chateau de Valois are quite similar to what you would find in those regions. Very fine gravel, sand and iron particles can be found in the soils of this region. Like the neighbouring region, a major part of the vineyard is planted with Cabernet Franc vines.

Fredric’s father, Bernard Leydet, was the one who started bottling wines from this region during 1962. Under his able leadership, the family started buying many more hectares. By 2006, at the time of Bernard’s death, the family was the proud owner of about 8.5 hectares in Pomerol and 9 hectares in Saint Emilion. Fredrick grew up in this estate, and he had an eye for winemaking right from a young age.

After completing his graduation in oenology, he came back to work at this estate in 1996. Under his leadership, the estate witnessed some new principles introduced in the form of pruning and harvesting. Thanks to the minimal intervention and sustainable viticultural practices followed here, the vineyard was declared organic in 2012.

As part of the natural fermentation processes, the wines are made to age on lees are fermented naturally in tanks, by using a very minimal amount of sulphur at the wineries here.

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