Château Rampeau bottle

Château Rampeau

Red Wine, 2014

Bordeaux is being turned upside down by winemakers like Bernard Meynaud. He’s part of a new generation that’s proving you don’t need a big, opulent château with gilded gates to craft great wines. Bernard spent several years restoring his family’s property, rebuilding the soil and vine health. This wine’s full flavors and ageability are the result of his efforts, not a fancy façade for his house. This wine is 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Profile

Château Rampeau Bordeaux Red is classic in style for Bordeaux, with a perfect balance of fruit flavors, tannins and subtle, savory spice notes from aging the wine in oak barrels.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Purple garnet
APPEARANCE
Purple garnet
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Cinnamon
Cherry
Plum
Cassis

Pairing

Classic in style, these reds are equal parts power and finesse. Richer Pinots and Merlot-based Bordeaux reds, with their mix of red- and black-fruit flavors, can hold their own with just about any meat. The most delightful pairing to remember: Pork always loves this kind of Pinot Noir.

More About The Wine

This wine comes from an area in Bordeaux called Entre-Deux-Mers (“between two seas”), between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. (The regions on either side are the Left Bank and Right Bank, respectively.) Entre-Deux-Mers is the hot spot for Bordeaux’s young, innovative producers, who are making wines on a par with those of the big-name Left and Right Bank châteaus.

DID YOU KNOW?

Almost all Bordeaux reds are blends, using some combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec or Petit Verdot. No other red grapes are permitted.

  • VARIETY
    Red Wine
  • VINTAGE
    2014
  • VINEYARD
    Chateau Rampeau
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Bordeaux, France
  • OAK
    100% French oak
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    14.0%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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