Château Champ d'Eymet bottle

Château Champ d'Eymet

Bordeaux Red Wine, 2015

Champ d’Eymet, or “farm of Eymet,” has been an agricultural site since the 15th century. Arguably, it only became a good one after the Gomes family bought it in 1962, and began a decades-long renovation. Michel Gomes and his wife, Florence, the second generation on the property, worked closely with Blue Apron to create this classically styled Bordeaux red meant for pairing with meaty, savory dishes now—but the wine can age for six months or longer. This wine is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec.

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Château Champ d’Eymet Bordeaux Red has intermingling fruity and savory flavors, with drying tannins that cut rich foods—classic Bordeaux style. The tannins give way to the flavors from sip to sip.

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SWEETNESS
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ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Purple garnet
APPEARANCE
Purple garnet
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Cedar
Blackberry
Cherry
Cocoa

Pairing

The richer and meatier the dish, the better the match with a Bordeaux red. The wine has the body and flavor concentration to stand up to the food, and its tannins prime your palate for the next bite.

More About The Wine

This wine comes from an area in Bordeaux called Entre-Deux-Mers (“between two seas”), which sits between the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. (The regions either side are the Left Bank and Right Bank, respectively.) Up to about 10 years ago, Entre-Deux-Mers’ wines were made for drinking soon after bottling— but no longer. Today, the wines age as well as other Bordeaux reds.

DID YOU KNOW?

Uncorking a wine and exposing it to oxygen is essentially just accelerating the aging process. Air softens the tannins and lets the flavors and aromas unfold.

  • VARIETY
    Bordeaux Red Wine
  • VINTAGE
    2015
  • VINEYARD
    Château Champ d’Eymet
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France
  • OAK
    Concrete vats (no oak)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    13.1%
  • FARMING
    Certified sustainable

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