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.
Red intense ruby color, thick red dress. The nose is intense, balanced between fruitness and black and red fruits aromas, underlined by chocolate notes. In the mouth, the wine is delicate, well structured. The tannins are medium and are melting and smooth. A juicy and well structured wine with red&black fruits such as red cherries, berries and black cherries. It slides on the palet without overwhelming it. It is a high quality wine.
Can be enjoyed even when quite young thanks to its intrinsic fruitiness, and even benefits from being served slightly chilled. This wine reaches its peak within 4 to 8 years after the vintage.
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
$313.80 excl tax$26.15/bottle