Wine Chateau la Dominique, St-Emilion Grand Cru Classe AOC, 2009
Wine saturated color eggplant and purple hues.
A beautiful wine with a velvety taste, characterized by flexible tannins, notes of ripe red fruit, homemade muffins, licorice.
The wine is full of aromas of red and black berries, dried fruit, truffles, spices, light earth tones and smoke.
The wine will be the perfect pair of dishes from beef and venison, well accentuate the taste of mushrooms.
Wine Chateau La Dominique produced from 3 grape varieties that are hand-picked and carefully selected. Vines, whose average age is about 30 years old, grow in gravel-sandy soil. On the one side the area is bordered by the estate Cheval-Blanc, while the northern part is adjacent to the vineyards of Pomerol. Wort is fermented in two stages: first - the alcoholic fermentation in neutral tanks about 25-35 days, then held malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Upon completion of the wine aged for 18 months in oak barrels, 50-70% of which are updated every year. Prior to bottling wine purified by egg white and lightly filtered.
Summer 2009 has stood the driest in the last 10 years. Spring was rainy, with thunderstorms and prolonged rainfall. However, weather conditions or almost hurts to get a great harvest of grapes. Vintage 2009 has a great velvety taste and a complex aromatic bouquet. Wine storage capacity is 10-15 years.
Chateau La Dominique estate was founded in the XVIII century. Its then owner, made his fortune in the Caribbean, called his new property in honor of one of the French islands in the region. Later, in 1933 the family farm owned De Belenkur Gasen from the estate in Pomerol, and in 1969 it was bought by a well-known construction magnate Clement Fayat, who also purchased the property in the Médoc and Pomerol. On the advice of Michel Rolland, he completely renovated the property and he took up the affairs of the Chateau, but in 2006 changed his strategy and hired Jean-Luc Tyunvena, wholesaler, the owner of the estate Valandraud and pioneer of garage wine , which was to conduct all its affairs.
Today, Chateau la Dominique reached the level of cult wines of Bordeaux. The estate has lush vineyards from which is always going to an excellent harvest.