2008 Graves de Vayres Rouge
Left Bank, Right Price
A classic Left Bank Bordeaux blend, this delicious and austere 2008 Chateau Goudichaud Rouge is a wonderful blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot.
While we would enjoy this wine all on its own, we feel that this easy drinking and approachable, this delightful French wine is an even better food companion. With balanced acidity and elegant fruit, this wine will complement finer food pairings, rather than overpower them.
If you are looking for a very budget-friendly French wine, look no further. This wine will treat you - and your wallet - very well.
Darkest garnet hues with a darker core and bright ruby edges.
Sweet, lush and very balanced with sweet and earthy aromas in even proportion. Dark fruit, earth and spice play together, displaying dark cherry, dried violet, sweetwood, brown spice and a hint of flinty mineral.
Darker on the palate than on the nose, with woodsy, savory and mineral flavors in the lead. These sit atop lush, subtle black cherry, tobacco leaf, plum skin and dark unsweetened berry compote.
Long and drying, with a pronounced minerality at the mid palate that spreads a plush dryness from center to edge.
Enjoy this wine with flatbread loaded with gruyere, arugula and candied pear.
What the Winery Says
- 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
- The soils display great diversity from one side of the estate to the other. This diversity is the wealth of Château Goudichaud. The vineyard can be divided into three parts: a central plateau which is composed of clay and limestone, the gravel is about three feet deep; then on each side of this plateau, gravely slopes enjoy optimal exposure. This gravelly soils, common to the Graves de Vayres, are clayey, deep and generous. Graves de Vayres AOC is considered to give more consistent quality of both red and white than other parts of Entre-deux-mers.
- The vines are trained so as to obtain an over maturity of the grapes which will emphasize the fruit and the roundness. Consequently, the grape harvest is done as late as possible, according to the climate and the state of the grapes. The berries are then sorted and taken to the vats. The vinification is controlled through juice and pomace temperature. A daily tasting allows for modification.
- TASTING NOTES
- This wine has an intense dark-inky color with garnet reflections. Round tannins, soft yet powerful, evolve within, with great persistence. It also presents a generous feel on the palate, fruity and balanced. Aromas of black licorice, blackberry and cocoa, are noticed as well as discreet notes of oak and spice on the finish.
- Lots of freshness! To be consumed with poultry and red meats, but also with cheese, (“mimolette” as an example).
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS
- Serve between 60ºF (16 ºC) and 64ºF (18 ºC)
- ALCOHOL CONTENT
About the Winery
In 1930 the Glotin family purchased the domaine and Henriette Glotin ran it for 40 years. She was one of the first woman winemakers and she devoted herself passionately to the domaine.
Today, grandson Yves runs Goudichaud in the same spirit of respect for the traditions and development.