February's Wine of the Month
2016 Château Recogne
Berliner Wein Trophy Gold Medal Award
0.75 l – or €7.93 per litre
With a deep ruby colour, it reveals notes of red fruits and subtle spices on the nose. On the palate, the attack has a slight touch of liquorice with subtle tannins. This concentrated, well-structured wine is wonderfully smooth because it is made primarily with Merlot.
It is consistently rated as one of the finest Bordeaux Supérieur wines available. To fully enjoy this wine we advise that you decant it one hour before serving it at a temperature of 18 °C.
Information and tips:
Pairs well with:
• Beef tartare
• Grilled rib steak with sauce béarnaise
• Roasted quail with white grapes
• Camembert, Saint-Albray, Emmental cheese
The vineyard’s 100 hectares overlook the river Dordogne and are located on rolling hills close to the large hill of Tertre de Fronsac. Perfectly positioned, the plots face south/south-east and the vines are planted in siliceous clay soil over a layer of crasse de fer (iron oxide).
Using traditional, temperature-regulated wine-making methods, the juice is extracted very gently to ensure that the wine preserves all its aromas. Maceration lasts for three weeks. The wine is then aged for up to two years in oak barrels.
Value for money :
Our wine experts’ rating: 18,5/20