General Details

Château La Grave de Bertin, Réserve – Bordeaux Rouge

Back to our grand-father’s time, we needed to differentiate the wine sold in bulk from the reserve we would bottle. This Reserve cuvée is still our main wine today, to honor our elders.

APPELLATION
Bordeaux Red

FORMAT
75cl, 37.5cl, BIB 5 and 10 liters, Magnum

BLEND
70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINEYARD
Vertical trellising, natural grassing, supervised protection, mixed G pruning

HARVEST
Mechanical, selection at the winery

WINE MAKING
Long maceration (20 days) in temperature controlled steel vats with regular pumping-over, complete malolactic fermentation in steel vats

AGEING
Final blend aged in stainless steel vats for 6 months with regular racking, fined with gelatine and lightly filtered prior to bottling

CONSERVATION
To be kept in a fresh place, away from sunlight
Served at room temperature: 17-18°C

AGEING POTENTIAL
5-6 years
12 months in BIB (7-8 weeks once opened)

AWARDS
2019 : Bronze – Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 (noted 88/100)
2010 : Silver – Concours des vins d’Aquitaine
2009 : Bronze – Concours des vins d’Aquitaine
2006 : Silver – Concours des Vins d’Aquitaine
2002 : Silver – Concours Général Agricole de Paris
2000 : Silver – Concours Général Agricole de Paris

Tasting

Highly aromatic, wine “on the fruit”, discover our second wine : the cuvée “Reserve“. Due to its maturation in steel vat, this wine does not have any change of structure as it would with an oak maturation. The structure is gained by the vintage and the quality of the harvest.

Dense ruby colour, expressive aromas of red fruits (cherry and red berry),  supple and round at first sip where fine tannins are focused on the start of the palate, medium rich and silky finish.

FOOD MATCHING
Fresh salad, poultry, light red meat, cheese

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