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Château Carbonnieux rouge 2020
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We no longer present the splendid Château Carbonnieux, an emblematic property of the Bordeaux vineyard where the vine has been present since the 13th century. The first owners were the Benedictine monks of the Holy Cross Abbey of Bordeaux, and already at that time they contributed to making the white and red wines of Château known in foreign countries.
Classified as red and white in the Graves classification in 1953, it has belonged to the Perrin family since 1956, Eric and his brother Philibert Perrin being the fourth generation. With passion, they contribute to make Château Carbonnieux shine, whose great terroir is conducive to giving birth to great red and white wines.
The Château Carbonnieux reigns over a 92-hectare vineyard planted on gravel with clay and clay-limestone subsoils.
- The red grape varieties (50 ha) are 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The ageing of the great wine is 15 to 18 months in French oak barrels of which 30% is new wood. La Croix de Carbonnieux is the Second red wine.
- The white grape variety (42 ha) is 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. The great white wine is aged for 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels, 25% of which are new wood. La Croix de Carbonnieux is the Second white wine.
The wines of Château Carbonnieux are renowned for their harmony, balance, and ageing potential. The reds offer silky tannins and allow the fruit to express itself, and what can be said of the whites, which are beautifully fresh and have an intense aromatic framework, ranking among the best in the appellation.
Critics Château Carbonnieux rouge 2020.
Description Château Carbonnieux rouge 2020.
2020, a great vintage rhyming with sweetness and precocity. The budburst of the vines was particularly early with three weeks in advance, the summer was hot and dry, and very little rainfall was observed in the vineyard until the harvest. The harvest enjoyed beautiful, almost summer-like conditions, with cool nights and sunny days that allowed the grapes to reach ideal ripeness.
Blend of the 2020 vintage: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot.
The dress is adorned with a deep red color and tinged with elegant ruby reflections.
The nose is very harmonious, revealing expressive notes of stewed red fruits, blackcurrant, white pepper and toasted wood.
The attack is supple, the wine evolves in delicacy and reveals very quickly its precision and its structure. The melted tannins, the notes of jammy black fruits and a subtle acidity guide it to the finish, which is long and fleshy.
Food and wine pairing:
Château Carbonnieux red 2020 will go very well with a lamb mouse confit in the oven, a duck breast with a cep sauce, a veal chop with garlic clove or a shoulder of wild boar roasted in cider.
For an agreement with cheeses, privilege those with pressed and uncooked paste: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme of Savoy. It can also be enjoyed with Brie de Meaux, Gouda or Salers.
For dessert, it will be very tasty with a famous chocolate mi-cuit, a pear-chocolate bavarois or a tiramisu.
Ageing potential and tasting:
Château Carbonnieux red 2020 has a very good ageing potential, and deserves to wait for nearly ten years in the cellar. Its peak will be between 2032 and 2036.
However, it can be enjoyed today. To do so, place the bottle in the serving room at a temperature between 15 and 18°C, open it and decant it ideally 3 to 4 hours before tasting.
The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from the light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.