Chateau Les Chaumes Lalande-de-Pomerol 2016 - Bordeaux , France
The Winemaker - "Fruity and floral. This wine has great finesse with an impressive expression of red and black fruits." (2014 vintage)
Chateau Les Chaumes is a 3.5-hectare estate in Bordeaux located between two of the best appellations; Siaurac and Moncets. It has been owned for many generations by the Vigier family. The vineyard is planted with 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bordeaux is made up of many sub-regions that each have their own soil and climate. However, there are two major areas in Bordeaux, the Left Bank and the Right Bank. The names are derived from the location of each area to the left (west) and right (east) of the Gironde Estuary and Garonne River.
Unlike many other regions in France, where wines are made from single grape varieties, Bordeaux blends five major varieties in the production of its reds: Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and tanning, Merlot for softness and fleshy ripe fruit, Cabernet Franc for lightness in the body, aromatic finesse and peppery perfume, Malbec for flavor intensity, complexity and tannins, Petit Verdot which is used in small amounts for color adjustment and tannin.