Wine Château Rauzan Despagne, Grand Vin Rouge, 2016
Red - The wine is typical bold Bordeaux wine with relatively high acidity and a silky mouthfeel.
With mainly red fruits driving this wine, you can expect mostly plums on the nose and palate. You can also expect an earthy undertone, tobacco notes, cassis, cedar, and great structure.
The wine's body and structure allow it to be the perfect companion to fatty cuts of meat, steak, stew, and prime rib.
The vineyards are affected by the ocean and two rivers. The soils are mainly soil and sand-based topsoils with limestone bedrock.
The wines undergo a lengthy fermentation process, ten days of maceration on the skins, and malolactic fermentation that occurs in the vats. Thereafter, wines are aged for a year before being released.
About 98 % of the Château Rauzan Despagne wines are shipped internationally to countries in Europe, Asia, and North America.