Chateau Le Marais Saint Andre is a wine from Sud-Ouest,region of France
,South-west wine region extends over almost 500 km and 12 departments. The culture of the vine exists in this area for centuries, established by the Gauls before the arrival of the Romans. The expertise developed subsequently under the influence of monasteries and abbeys, on the road to Saint Jacques de Compostel. Their wine is particularly appreciated by English royalty.
Chateau Le Marais Saint Andre is located in Sud-Ouest's sub-region of Bergerac
,Bergerac is a wine region in south-west France, covering an area along the Dordogne river. Despite the region's long, varied history, Bergerac wines often play second fiddle to the famous cuvees of Bordeaux, just to the west. Indeed, the wines of Bergerac are made in the image of Bordeaux from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, albeit in a significantly softer, less-serious style. The area's vineyards cover the hilly land on either side of the river valley in the southern half of the Dordogne administrative department. This centers on the small city of Bergerac, around which there are a scattering of AOC appellations that fall within the region. The most famous of these are Monbazillac, which produces exclusively sweet white wines, and Cotes de Bergerac, responsible for the slightly higher-quality red and white wines of the region.
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.
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 perfectaging 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.
Beautiful bright ruby color. The nose offers a nice bouquet of red fruits and ripe fruits. (Raspberries, currants, blackberries). The palate is round, although well balanced and long lasting. The tannins are soft and will enable long-lasting in time.