Bordeaux Château Maledan Vignobles Brunot 2015
Formerly Château Maledan was a hunting lodge in the 17th century. The Winery sits at the entrance of Bordeaux with a vineyard covering 13ha. It has been bought in 1921 by the family of Marie-Paule Brunot. His son, Vincent who represents the fourth generation, run the family Estate with his wife and his parents.
The vineyard is set on gentle slopes, at approximately 100 meters’ altitude on silt soil that contains frequently gravel.
Ruby red in appearance, this Bordeaux significantly shows red fruit on nose highlighting red berries and cherries. It grabs earthy notes and mineralogy from the silt slopes on which it is grown, providing a satisfying contrast to the fruitiness. On the palette, the medium body boasts dried and jammy red fruits along with black pepper, chocolate and some herbaceousness. The presence of fruit allows it to be enjoyed young, but it is optimized with four to eight years of aging.
Mrs BRUNOT father and son, œnologists, bring their own experience for the vinification. The wine is mainly fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats.
Vatting time is about 3 weeks at approximately 28°C to preserve all the fruit, finesse and tannins of the grapes.
After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the Chateau Maledan is aged for 12 months in the vats before bottling.
Suggested Food Pairings
It pairs beautifully with poultry and red meat, especially entrecote steak cooked over vine cuttings, as well as the cheese platter.
12 bottles per case
$275.40 excl tax$22.95/bottle