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Chateau Desmirail Margaux


Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux / Margaux

Body: Full

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl


Bordeaux's Margaux wines benefit from a unique microclimate between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary. Chateau Desmirail blend majority Cabernet Sauvignon with secondary Merlot. Grapes are hand harvested and different parcels vinified separately, with older vines in oak and younger fruit in stainless steel. Pumping over and maceration depend on the tasting of each tank, before blending and then maturation in oak barrels for 12 months with quarterly racking. 

This exceptional wine shows intense aromas of wildflower and black cherries underlaid by more delicate red and black berry fruits, subtle leather and tobacco. Pleasantly light and silky on the palate with excellent balance and a mouthful of blackcurrant on the finish. Try with duck fillet, game pies and roasts, mushroom risotto, or cheese boards.

Chateau Desmirail is run by Denis Lurton of the Lucien Lurton family. The cellar features a vat room typical of late 19th century Médoc. The secret of their Margaux terroir is the gravel stones that store the sun’s heat, radiating back to the soil, helping to guard against frosts and encourage sugars. This is perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, which account for 70% of vines, smaller plantings of Merlot (29%) and Petit Verdot (1%). They use sustainable, environmentally friendly methods with minimum use of pesticides.

Wine Notes

Sub Type: Red
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 65% Merlot 35%
Country: France
Region/Appellation: Bordeaux/Margaux
Tasting Notes:

Intense aromas of spice and black cherries underlaid by more delicate red and black berry fruits, subtle leather and tobacco. Pleasantly light and silky on the palate with excellent balance and a ripe raspberry finish.

Appearance: Deep Ruby
Body: Full
Sweetness: Dry
Blending: Blended
Oaking: Oaked
Wine Making Process: Old Vines
ABV: 13.5%
Vintage: 2018
World Type: Old World
Closure: Cork
Wine Size: 75cl
Suitable: N/A
Food Match: Duck|Mushroom|Risotto|Cheese|Game|Roast vegetables
Producer: Chateau Desmirail


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