Chateau Gantonnet has it’s vineyards in the Entre-deux-Mers (between two rivers, the Garrone & the Dordogne) region on the eastern edge of the of Bordeaux. The wines from here represent great value for money & are generally early drinking styles. Gantonnet crop much lower than many of their neighbours and concentrate on producing wines that typically over-deliver on quality. A blend of Merlot 70% & Cabernet Franc 30%. A three week maceration followed by running off and pressing. One year in large oak barriques followed by blending before bottling. Aromas of black fruit. Well-structured with rich Christmas cake notes and juicy firm tannins.
Chateau Larrivaux is a blend of Merlot 62%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Cabernet Franc 10% & Petit Verdot 3% from the northern outskirts of the Haut-Medoc (high Medoc) subregion of Bordeaux, not very far away from the world renowned Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac. The Haut-Medoc stretches northwest some 60km along the River Gironde from just outside the city of Bordeaux towards the Atlantic Ocean. Since 1850, Chateau Larrivaux has been exclusively owned and run by the women of the family. “Deep ruby in color, this wine delivers beautiful blackcurrant, blueberry and liquorice aromas. On the palate it shows a nice suppleness and a tight texture with elegant and well-melted tannins. Well balanced, ample and dense, this wine also offers a nice length. Superb pure expression, both powerful and sweet.”
Chateau Peyrat is located in the Graves sub-region on the south bank of the Garonne to the south east of the city of Bordeaux. A blend of 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet Sauvignon from an exceptional vintage. Château Peyrat is actually a Clos (walled single vineyard) of 17 hectares situated in the commune of Cérons, in the heart of the traditional AOC of Graves. Peyrat, meaning “stone” in the old local dialect, benefits from an exceptional position within the Graves AOC, having a mixed gravel soil with limestone, clay, and stones. This geographical advantage imparts freshness, minerality and finesse to the wines. This is an accessible, tobacco-scented, earthy Graves red, with up-front, plummy fruit, wild herbs, and clear mineral elements. Simple and fresh, this is traditional “lunchtime claret”, Merlot-dominated, and unadorned with oak.