Ame de St Georges 2015 St Georges St Emilion

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This is the prestige cuvee produced at Chateau Tour du Pas St Georges from their oldest vines, around 30 years old, and made from 6 Bordeaux bblack varieties, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet France, Malbec, Carmenere and Petit Verdot. The wine is silky and rich with prominent black fruits of plums and cherries. There are significant tannins, but for now are obscured by the richness of the fruit, and polished in texture due to the expert winemaking skills of the legendary oenologist Pascal Delbeck, the one-time regisseur at Chateau Ausone

The Region

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the region of France, along with Burgundy, that most fine wine drink gravitate towards. The reds are almost always a blend of anything up to 6 black varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. Depending on what part of Bordeaux you are in determines which of these varieties dominates, but largely speaking, Merlot is generally the number one.

The heartland of the Cabernets is the Medoc, the left bank of the Gironde Estuary, which is sub-divided into communes and AOCs, the most famous of which are (north to south) St Estephe, Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux. Among these 4 communes are where the Grands Crus of the Medoc 1855 Classification are to be found, but there are other AOCs where you can find less expensive wines such as Haut Medoc, Listrac-Medoc and Moulis.

To the south of the city of Bordeaux you can find the Graves, Pessac-Leognan and Sauternes AOCs, the latter of which is for sweet white wines whilst the former two are known for both reds and dry whites, normally from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with a smattering of other minor varieties.

The right bank of the estuary is Merlot territory. This is where you will find St Emilion, with all its satellite villages, and Pomerol, the latter being the centre of gravity for Merlot-based wines. However, the most important vineyard of all is the Entré deux Mers - between the seas, or rivers in this case - where the bulk of Bordeaux's wines hail from, many of which are simply labelled as Bordeaux or Bordeaux Superieur, and Bordeaux Blanc Sec or Entré deux Mers for its whites

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