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CHATEAU MAILLARD GRAVES 2015
Country: France,Bordeaux, Graves
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Tasting Notes: It has a wonderful nose of dried black cherry, red and black currants, and fresh violets. Medium-plus in body with a palate of black berry fruit, gravel, and minerals and a elegant, tannic finish.

Food Pairing: Beef and Venison
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0009

BOTTLE

€13,00

CASE PRICE

€78,00
Available Stock: 252 items
For orders €100,00 or more we deliver free to your place (within city limits)
The Grape
Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and Australia.