Cuvée Valentine

9244773

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Producer: Chateau Hostens Picant

Volume: 750ml

Vintage: 2014

Colour: Red

Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Style: Dry

Food Pairing: Red meats, lamb, duck confit, livarot, cheese

Serving Temperature: 16 -18

Winemaking

Clay-limestone, vinification in stainless steel Vats. Maturation in barrels for 6 to 8 months.

Grape Variety: 70% merlot - 30% cabernet franc

Alc.% : 14.5%

Its initial aromas of raspberries and gooseberries transform after a few minutes of aeration into delicate notes of cherry and paprika. The smoothness of the initial attack phase in the mouth gives way to a superbly fresh tannic structure. Its refined finish is typical of its prestigious chalk-soil terroir.

Accolades

US journalist James Suckling: 91
British journalist Jancis Robinson: 16.5
Silver medal at the SAKURA Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2017
Silver medal at the Elle à Table wine competition 2016