Chateau du Basque St. Emilion 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau du Basque St. Emilion 2016

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Chateau du Basque St. Emilion 2016
$24.99

SKU 02498

750ml Bottle

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Chateau du Basque was cited as a Cru Bourgeois in 1949 before receiving their coveted Grand Cru status. Saint Emilion is a very special sub-region found in France's Bordeaux region, situated on the highly esteemed Right Bank of the Gironde River. In Saint Emilion, the mineral rich gravel and clay-based soils provide plenty of nutrition and character to the grape varieties grown, and the continental climate helps them ripen each year to their fullest. The majority of the chateaux in Saint Emilion produce blended red wines, using a carefully balanced blend of mostly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Chateau du Basque uses temperature controlled fermentation and a long maceration to fully express the characteristics of its grapes and terroir. For aging, the estate practices traditional regular racking and fining with egg whites. We suggest serving this classic Saint Emilion with rack of lamb followed by Comte Gruyere and Dijon mustard, or with steaks, pork roasts, peppered tuna, Petit Basque sheep's milk cheese and cured meats.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Chateau du Basque
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine EnthusiastThis wood-aged wine comes from vineyards in the plain of Saint-Émilion. It is spicy, with swathes of juicy blackberry fruits and rich tannins. The density and structure will allow the wine to age well. Drink from 2022.

Roger Voss, December 1, 2019