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CHATEAU MALBAT
BORDEAUX Rouge (Red)

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Ownership & history:

Alphonse Rochet bought Château Malbat in 1865 during the reign of Napoléon III and also during the phylloxera epidemic. In spite of the fact that these were troubled times for the wines of Bordeaux, Alphonse succeeded in building the foundations of the vineyard, which has since been passed on from generation to generation. Today, Fabienne, Martine and Daniel Rochet manage the family estate and intend to pass it on to the next generation.

Vineyard & location:

The vineyard stretches across the limestone slopes of La Réole, south-east of Bordeaux. The oceanic climate brings high levels of both humidity and sunshine, leading to wines with the complex bouquet that is special to Bordeaux.

Harvest, vinification & ageing:

After a carefully well-sorted harvest, the winemaker proceeds to a cold maceration in vats in order to softly extract the different components of the grapes, such as tannins or aromas. This will help to make a rounder and finer wine. Over the next month, the alcoholic fermentation takes place at low temperature, always in order to follow a soft extraction. Ageing is made in stainless steel vats to keep the purity of the fruit.

Tasting:

Lovely deep purple color. Ripe fruit aromas, particularly cherry and plum. Elegant, fruity and supple body, with round tannins and a smooth finish. Chateau Malbat will be a perfect combination with red meat, caramelized vegetables or matured cheese.

Vintage :

2018

Blend:

95% MERLOT
5% CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Cellaring potential:

Over 10 years