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Chateau Amour Cru Bourgeois  - 2012750ml add to my favourites Share

Origin: France Region:Bordeaux
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Chateau Amour Cru Bourgeois 2012 is generous,aromatic and expressive. It develops aromas of spice and coffee,coupled with anise,cherry,blackberry.This wine will match perfectly with Beef,Pork or Poultry.

  • Color:Red - brilliant red 
  • Region:Bordeaux -Medoc
  • Country: France 
  • Vintage:2012 
  • Grade:DO 
  • Content:750ml 
  • Grape Varieties: 50% Merlot -  45% Cabernet Sauvignon -  5% Petit Verdot 
  • Tasting Note: spice, coffee, anise, cherry, blackberry 
  • Alcohol:13.0 %
  • Recommendation:uncork 30 minutes before serving 
  • Serving Temperature:16-18°C 
  • Retaining Level:drink within 5 years 

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Bordeaux

Chateau Amour Cru Bourgeois is a wine from Bordeaux,region of France ,Bordeaux vineyard is covering almost all the Gironde department is known for the excellent environment for growing wines. This vineyard offers a wide wine assortment with very specific characteristics. The Garonne river defines the main sub-division of the region. On the right bank, the regions of Blaye-Libournais and Entre-Deux-Mers. On the left bank, Graves, Medoc and Sauterne.

Medoc

Chateau Amour Cru Bourgeois is located in Bordeaux's sub-region of Medoc ,Located in the north of the Gironde department on a thin strip of land stretching along the right bank of the Garonne, the Médoc produces only red wines. The soil is composed of clay, silica and hard limestone covered with stones which makes wines taste sappy and expressive. The properties are characterized by their large area, unlike the Libournais. Medoc gathers 60 Grands Crus and 236 crus bourgeois. The vineyard is divided between AOC Médoc (part of which bears the Haut-Médoc) and very prestigious appellations of the communes of Margaux, Saint-Estephe, Pauillac, Saint Julien, as well as those of Listrac and Moulis, less reputable who are experiencing an interesting development.The wines come from the Medoc Cabernet Sauvignon assembled with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Grape

  • Merlot(50%)  
    It is the most representative grape of Bordeaux, covering 60% of the vineyard. It is found mainly in the Libournais, on the "right bank" of the Garonne, especially in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. This grape is easily exportable thanks to its adaptability to different soils. It matures very quickly on gravelly soils, but it is clay soils of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion that fit it best. There, the fruit is expressed all in delicacy, offering floral notes of violet, peony, and of black and red fruits. Among all Bordeaux varieties, Merlot is the one which offers roundness and smoothness to the wine. Over time, these flavors evolve towards undergrowth aromas, marked by mushrooms, truffles, tobacco and even old leather.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon(45%)  
    One of the most cultivated grape variety in the world. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it is grown in nearly every wine producing country, thanks to its hardy constitution. It can be identified by its thick skin and some low yields. In a blend, Cabernet-Sauvignon brings tannins, structure and acidity, which are the keys to a perfect aging process. Californian Nappa Valley has espacially well worked this varietal, which is the main factor of its extrordinary recognition and success. Known for its vegetal flavors such as mint and eucalyptus, Cabernet Sauvignon can turn a wine with herbaceous dominances if harvested too green.
  • Petit Verdot(5%)  
    is a red-wine grape whose small, thick-skinned berries are valued for their high anthocyanins and tannins levels.The name Petit Verdot is particularly descriptive of the variety's characteristics. "Petit" is refering to the small size of the berries, and "Verdot" designates roughly its tendancy to produce unrippened and atrophied fruits in cool years. The 1960 and '70s marked the beginning of a new chapter in Petit Verdot's history: many Petit Verdot vines were uprooted, to be replaced with more reliable, more fashionable varieties. Wine consumers preferences were changing, in favor of plump, fruity Merlot and regal, structured Cabernet Sauvignon. Traditionally, the variety has played a small role in the classic blends of Bordeaux, but varietal Petit Verdot wines are now appearing in many regions of southern Europe, the Americas and Australia.It is added to blend to give a deep dark colour.

Owner

One of the most remarkable features of Chateau de Amour is its exceptional terroir. The estate is located on the slopes of Civrac-en-Médoc, North-east of the city of Lesparre, and benefits from the influence of both the Atlantic Ocean nearby and the Gironde river estuary. They offer together favorable climate conditions that help the vines to ideally grow and the grapes to easily reach excellent maturation. Vineyard lies on gravel slopes that are worth the greatest The terroirs of the Medoc.

Vineyard

Amour enchants right from the very first moment with its red robe delicately highlighted with rose petal pink; a rose that is reflected in its immensely pure floral aromas. The palate is gossamer, soft and graceful, with deliciously gourmand aromas underpinned by elegant tannins which intensify the persistence of this supremely fruity wine.

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