Wine of the Week
Groupe Gauthier Wines - Château Gauthier
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Food pairing||Meat, Fish, Tomato based|
Pairing tips: Pairs best with white meats, pasta, risotto or tuna steak.
Serving temperature: 13-15 °C
Grapes: Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Cabernet Franc 5%.
Ageing: At least 12 months in new French oak barrels.
Gold Medal at the Paris Wine Contest
91 points from WineEnthusiast
About the Vineyard:
Founded in 1882, our historical estate of Château Gauthier is located in the village of Civrac-de-Blaye, in terroir of rolling countryside, shady forests, and lively rivers.
This is a single vineyard blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Each grape varietal is vinified separately to retain their terroir expression. We keep yields low (40HL/Hectare) to ensure that flavours remain adequately concentrated, and the average age of the vines is 30 years. In the cellar, our wine is aged in old French oak barrels for at least 12 months before bottling, depending on the vintage. Finally, bottles are kept for at least 1 year in our cellars before release.