The 2009 Racine de la Terre Bordeaux is handcrafted with 100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes from Château Goudichaud, located in Grave de Vayres, famous for its gravel soils that are perfectly suited for Merlot and Cabernet. Critics herald 2009 as a sensational vintage for Bordeaux and that certainly applies to this wine with its notes of red plum, red berries and cedar box, leading to a long finish with supple and velvet like tannins. Perfect with grilled red meats, roasts, cheese, and chocolate.
Vineyard Notes The soils of Château Goudichaud display great diversity from one side of the estate to the other. 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.