Chateau Plaisance Cuvee Alix 2005 is elegant,supple and round. It develops aromas of vanilla and violet,coupled with toasted oak,red fruits.This wine will match perfectly with Beef,Poultry or Vegetable.
Chateau Plaisance Cuvee Alix 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.
Chateau Plaisance Cuvee Alix is located in Bordeaux's sub-region of Blaye-Cotes-de-Bordeaux
,Blaye-Cotes-de-Bordeaux is the appellation title for Cotes de Bordeaux wines made specifically in the Blaye district of Bordeaux, just across the Gironde from the Medoc. The wines here are both red and white. Wines once made under the Premieres Cotes de Blaye appellation are now sold under this new title. The Cotes de Bordeaux appellation was created in 2009 to bring together several "cotes" of Bordeaux under a single banner. The process began officially in 1985, when the presidents of five Cotes appellations founded the Association des Cotes de Bordeaux. By the end of 2003, the decision had been taken to create the Cotes de Bordeaux appellation, with the geographical denominations Blaye, Cadillac, Castillon and Francs. After another six years of negotiations, the appellation was confirmed and ratified.
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.
This is one of the fourty's Chateau owned by Bernard Magrez all around the world.
Beautiful dark garnet color. On the nose, elegant wine, soft and round exhaling generous aromas of vanilla and ripe red fruit. The mouth is tasty, the tannins are silky and well blended.