Château Gontier AOC Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux Red - Technical sheet

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Château Gontier

AOC Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux Red

Remarkably situated on the calcareous clay slopes bordering the Gironde, Château Gontier is one of the venerable wine estates of the Blaye winegrowing area, dating from the nineteenth century and straddling the villages of Blaye and Plassac. The estate was bought a few years ago by the Bayle-Carreau family which has poured all its know-how and passion into making Château Gontier one of the rising stars of the AOC Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux.

Technical sheets

  • 2010

    VINTAGE 2010

    TASTING NOTES

    A deep red hue, Château Gontier is redolent of ripe fruit, with liquorice and menthol notes adding extra vibrancy. On the palate, these aromas are combined with a silkily tannic structure reinforced by powerful flavour; velvety texture, great length. This balanced, generous wine is ideal with a red meat dish or a generous cheese board. An accessible wine that also makes an excellent aperitif, great with any modern or improvised cuisine.

    AGEING

    Ready for drinking from 2014, with an ageing potential of several years.

  • 2011

    VINTAGE 2011

    TASTING NOTES

    Château Gontier 2011 is an elegant, complex and flavoursome wine offering fruity, spicy aromas and a ruby hue. The fine tannic structure of the palate is plump with creamy extract. The result is an elegant, supple and silky wine, an excellent compromise between finesse and power. It makes a good match for any kind of red meat, grilled or in sauce, or any generous cheese board. A down-to-earth wine which goes well with good family cooking.

    AGEING

    Ready for drinking from 2014, with an ageing potential of several years.

  • 2012

    VINTAGE 2012

    TASTING NOTES

    A beautiful red hue with purple tints, this Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux will charm you with its aromas of black berried fruits and spices and toasty notes. Fine tannic structure on the palate, with well-integrated oak. An elegant, supple and silky wine which achieves an excellent compromise between finesse and power. An ideal match for a red meat dish or a generous cheese board. An accessible wine that also makes an excellent aperitif, great with any modern or improvised cuisine.

    AGEING

    Ready for drinking from 2015, with an ageing potential of several years.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Silver medal - Concours de Bordeaux 2014