Barons De Rothschild (Lafite) Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Blend Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
$284.08 / case(12)
The reserve speciale bordeaux rouge is made from a selection of wines from the best terroirs in bordeaux. Tastings are carried out all over the bordeaux region to find the most successful wines of the year with a view to creating blends in the tradition of the finest bordeaux that favour balance over woodiness. The wines selected are mainly from the entre-deux-mers. 2016 has been a remarkable vintage in the bordeaux region reminiscent of the legendary 1990 in terms of both quantity and quality! It was a fairly challenging year for winegrowers with a very wet start to the growth cycle (800 mm of rain over the first six months of the year) a very dry period from 1 july to 13 september and finally localized thunderstorms and a beautiful indian summer that enabled the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. Excluding the areas affected by frost hail or outbreaks of mildew and in contrast to the rest of france’s vineyards overall yields this year in bordeaux were the highest since 201,,wine~french bordeaux red~france~~bordeaux~family:pasternak bordeaux,2016,y,red,y 961,072269000501,1porto rocha the glorious 50th anniversary red port touriga nacional touriga franca tinta barroca [portugal],750ml,13,216. 83,1144. 86,6,,n,vine the vineyard is disposed along the slopes on horizontal levels and more recently they are planted along the lines of greatest slopes so called “vinha ao alto” (vertically planted vines). Soil schist greywacke ante-ordovician with some inclusions of a geological formation of granitic involving nature. Vinification hand-harvest at their best moment the grapes are destemmed crushed and vinified in a careful maceration with extraction of colour tannins and pellicle aromas complemented by permanent pumping-over during fermentation. This process takes place in vats at a controlled temperature between 28-30ºc until reaching the desired baume. At this phase grape brandy is added (benefit) originating a fortified wine. A wine of an exceptional quality obtained by the lotation of several harvests in order to acquire a complementarity of organoleptic characteristics typical of this style aged tawny. Matures in wood for variable periods of time expressing the character o
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