WHO SAYS ONE CAN'T FIND AFFORDABLE, DELICIOUS, READY TO DRINK RED BORDEAUX UNDER $20 A BOTTLE?
$10 CHATEAU PALENE BORDEAUX ROUGE ‘16
The Estate: Château Palene is located within the small village of Ladaux, situated in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers appellation of Bordeaux. Entre-Deux-Mers is the largest sub-region of Bordeaux with 1,500 hectares of vineyards, and is translated as “Between Two Seas." Château Palene is indeed located between two bodies of water-the Garonne and the Dordogne-an area that has been cultivated by the Maubrac Guerin family for many years. 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc Chateau Palene is a mix of black fruit aromas and exotic woodsy notes. The palate is round with polished tannins and a pleasant fruity finish.
$10 CHATEAU GRIMARD, BORDEAUX ROUGE ‘16
Chateau Grimard is an 8-hectare, three-generation-old family estate located in the commune of Lugon, just outside the Fronsac region on the right bank of Bordeaux. The vineyard lies on a south-east slope, which is ideal for attaining full ripeness. The vines average 33 years of age. They are pruned in the double Guyot method and are trained high to optimize exposure and aeration. Grass is planted between the rows. The fruit is carefully sorted after harvest. The wine is vinified and matured in tanks to ensure that it is fresh, fruity and accessible on release. Chateau Grimard is a classic Bordeaux wine, offering a deep red-purple color, a lush bouquet, and ripe plummy-cassis fruit with soft structure. It has more definition and character than most Bordeaux AOC, due to the ideal location of the property, where the two grape varieties ripen perfectly in the area’s microclimate and terroir.
$10 CHATEAU bel-air laclotte, BORDEAUX ROUGE '15
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. A rich and brilliant nose, with red berry, cherry and underlying characters of red currant.
$12 CHATEAU Gillet, BORDEAUX ROUGE '16
Produced in the beautiful Chteau Gillet, owned by the fifth generation of winemakers from the Nadaud family, this unoaked red Bordeaux is predominantly made from Merlot with some Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot contributes the ripe, soft and fruity character while the Cabernet adds structure and body. A fruity and appealing young claret with fresh flavors of forest fruits and a note of white pepper
$12 chateau perron la gourdine, bordeaux rouge '15
$12 chateau GOBERT BORDEAUX ROUGE ‘15
$13 chateau mathiot, bordeaux rouge'14
$15 chateau des perligues graves '15 O/S
This estate was established in 1962 in the commune of Illats. The 10 hectares of vineyards are planted on sandy gravel well draining soils, on the banks of the Garonne River. The average age of the is 22 years. Night time manual harvest with traditional vinification in stainless steel and ageing of 6 to 8 months in concrete. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
$16 CHATEAU PASCAUD, BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR ‘15
$17 chateau maine d’arman, cotes de bourg '15 O/S
Château Maine d'Arman majestically overlooks the edge of the commune of Bourg-sur-Gironde, in the heart of Côtes-de-Bourg appellation. 70% Merlot / 20% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Malbec grown in 10 hectares of red gravels and clay, on chalky-clay and limestone subsoil. The vineyard is located in the heart of the Appellation Côtes de Bourg on one of the highest points, benefiting from exceptional sunshine. Average age of the vineyard: 15 years, sustainable agriculture is practiced.