2012

Château Poitevin • Cru Bourgeois 2012

2012

Wine tasting note

The 2012 Château Poitevin has a purple color with a beautiful intensity. The nose is very aromatic with notes of blackberry and cassis and some floral hints. On the palate, the mature and harmonious wine has a nice character. A lot of generosity and silky tannins. This wine is well balanced. A really pleasant wine !

Awards and press comments

Médaille d’Or


Concours des Vignerons Indépendants

14.75/20


Jean Marc QUARIN

14.5/20


“Primeurs”

14.5/20


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2012 • Notebook

Spring was a complex period to deal with in the vineyard, with heavy rainfalls in April during the bud break – when the buds start to appear, but the summer conditions were excellent for the vegetative cycle, with a really warm weather in August. Scheduling the best date for the harvest was a crucial issue in order to acheive the optimum ripening of the berries without risking them to be damaged by the rain of late September and October.

  • Pruning : Double Guyot method
  • Culture : To avoid the use of herbicides, the area between the rows of vines is grassed over at all times.
  • Leaf stripping : Leaf thinning of the fruit bearing part of the vine
  • Treatments : Use of agro-chemicals in compliance with the Terra Vitis Certification
  • Average Yield : 47 Hl/Ha
  • Harvest : Plot selection according to quality and mechanical harvest
  • Harvest : Plot selection according to quality and mechanical harvest
  • Pressing : Vertical press.
  • Fermentation : Low-temperature Maceration, alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated vats to preserve the freshness of the fruit and long vatting.
  • Aging : 14 months of barrels, with an average of 30% new oak barrels. The quality and the intensity of heating of the barrels are chosen according to the typicity of each batch.
  • Bottling : On-Site bottling, on bottling line complying with the ISO 9002 standards.
  • Cork : Natural cork that have been checked for not presenting any TCA bacteria
  • Recommended storage period : 10 to 15 years

Château Poitevin will pair nicely with some recipes made from red meats, stewed-meat, duck confit, game, bordelaise-style lamprey, funghi porcini mushrooms, fresh pasta with truffles, and of course with many cheeses like Camembert, Brie, Saint-Nectaire, Maroilles, Comté.

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GRAPES

Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Petit Verdot

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STORAGE PERIOD

10 to 15 years

degree

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME

12,5°

degustation

TASTING TEMPERATURE

16° – 18°

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