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Range “Elegance” : Château Les Tours des Verdots

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Characterized by using rigorous bunch selection, a subtle blending of different varieties and barrel aging in oak, these fine and powerful wines ally elegance and balance.

The Chateau les Tours des Verdots (whose name refers to the new winery and its towers) is made in dry white, red and sweet versions. This range is the fruit of rigorous selection of bunches and painstaking blending of varieties, before vinifying and aging in oak barrels. They are wines for laying down, in which we seek power and finesse, while preserving elegance and balance. Quite a challenge.

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Château Les Tours des Verdots – Monbazillac
« Sélection de grains nobles »
Vintage

2012

Grape varieties

78% Semillon + 22% Muscadelle

Terroirs

Sandy loam on soft sandstone of the Agen region

Harvesting

Careful selective pickings are needed to harvest grapes from this high-density plantation of old vines. Only grapes affected by noble rot are used.

Vinification

The grapes are pressed slowly to extract a dense juice with potential alcohol of around 21%. After settling, the must is put in barrels for alcoholic fermentation which last 6 weeks until the desired balance between sugar, alcohol and acidity is achieved.

Ageing

For 24 months in barrels, 50% new barrels used once with racking every 6 months.

Tasting notes

“Good concentration of sweetness, with generous depth of flavor”
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Cellaring potential

A wine with great aging potential

Food pairings

As an aperitif, with foie gras, blue cheese and desserts.

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Château Les Tours des Verdots – Bergerac Sec
Vintage

2013

Grape varieties

44% Sémillon + 25% Sauvignon Blanc + 23% Sauvignon Gris + 8% Muscadelle

Terroirs

Lumpy clay with little limestone

Harvesting

Hand-picked when the grapes have reached the optimum balance between sugar and acidity.

Vinification

Each grape variety is vinified and aged separately. For alcoholic fermentation, the musts are placed in one years-old oak barrels after a short period of skin contact

Ageing

For 10 to 12 months on the lees with weekly stirring and top-up. Ageing finishes when regular tasting finds that the citrus notes have developed fully and there is a good balance between fruit and oak flavours.

Tasting notes

Both Sauvignon and Muscadelle afford a rich and complex palate of aromas with good structure: Semillon brings a round and delicate mouthfeel.

Cellaring potential

Between 5 and 7 years.

Food pairings

Drinks well with Mediterranean style cuisine using garlic, with grilled or fried fish, with sauté of pork, and Comté cheese.

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Château Les Tours des Verdots – Côtes de Bergerac Rouge
Vintage

2011

Grape varieties

72% Merlot + 14% Cabernet Sauvignon + 14% Cabernet Franc

Terroirs

Old vines on Limestone soils.

Harvesting

Hand-picked.

Vinification

In truncated cone-shaped stainless steel tanks with maceration and micro- oxygenation to obtain wines for ageing.

Ageing

24 to 30 months with 15% new oak, 65% one year-old barrels and 20% two year-old barrels. No fining or filtering during ageing. Bottled using gravity.

Tasting notes

Well-built wine: dense, well-balanced, structured and clean.

Cellaring potential

Between 6 and 8 years.

Food pairings

Try with beef tongue, with roast beef or cheese.

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