Racines de la Terre

2009 Graves de Vayres Bordeaux

Bordeaux

France: Bordeaux

Offer Expired:May 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$24.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Roots

Today’s 2009 Graves de Vayres is a really exceptional Bordeaux blend… from Bordeaux! At this price, the wine was just too good to pass up. If you are looking for a great daily-drinker or an easy wine to serve with a wide variety of foods, look no further.

This is a delicious and intriguing wine with dark fruits on the nose and palate. This well-structured blend will appeal to any Cabernet fan, but balanced and bright acids make this a better food companion than a Classic Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are looking for a bright but flavor-filled wine to serve with an elegant meal, look no further.

Graves de Vayres is an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in the Bordeaux region of France. It comprises 1,700 acres that span the Vayres and Arveyres communes. The region is located within the Entre-Deux-Mers subregion of Bordeaux.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Ruby red with even concentration of color. At the core, the wine is slightly darker but still clear. At the edge of the wine a fine ring of bright garnet picks up the light.

Smell:

Lush and very balanced with a wonderful mix of fruit and forest. Deep, dark blackberry and blueberry take the lead, followed by black cherry, dark plum and dark raspberry. Woodsy notes of dried leaves, subtle dried mushroom and dried tobacco leaf round out the nose.

Taste:

The palate mirrors the nose very closely. Firm tannins grip the palate while driving flavors to the far corners. A mouthwatering acidity also helps to support the fruit and earthen flavors. Black plum and black cherry are especially present, up front, while cassis and dried blueberry follow.

Finish:

Grippy and firm, drawing flavors to the corners of the mouth and coating with dark fruit, then gradually giving way to chalky minerals and dried leaves.

Pairing:

Pair with a grilled steak, stewed lamb, ratatouille, or a pasta with a heavy vegetable ragu.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Yves Glotin
Appellation
Grave de Vayres AOC, Bordeaux
Vineyard
100% Estate Grown
Fruit Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
ABV
12.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$24.00
Avg. Price
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