Bold Red | France

Bordeaux Chateau Hanteillan 2017 - Haut Medoc


Red, Full Bodied, Blackberries & Cassis, Gentle Finish

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Origin: Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux
ABV: 13.5%

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Eyes: Deep Ruby
Nose: A ripe, perfumed and juicy wine, this is full of attractive, young black-currant flavors.
Mouth: It is structured, with dry tannins that need to soften before the wine is ready to drink.

Traditional vinification in concrete and stainless steel vats with thermoregulation and pumping. Long maceration, micro-oxygenation under lees. No grape crushing nor using of yeast : work with native flora. Alcoholic fermentation at 24-28°C. Starting and ending with gentle extraction, and a more intense extraction work at the middle of the fermentation. 3 week-maceration at 30°C. Malolactic fermentation in new barrels and in vats for the left part with hot vatting.

14 to 16 month ageing - 40% in new barrels, the left part in barrels of one wine.

Pair with ribeye, striploin & roast lamb. Also good with blue cheeses like roquefort and hard cheeses like comte, aged cheddar.

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About Ken Forrester

In Stellenbosch, South Africa, under the gaze of the Helderberg Mountain, former-restauranteur Ken Forrester grows some of the most spectacular Chenin Blanc in the world. "Mr Chenin", as Ken has become known, has a keen focus on cool climate varietals like Syrah, Grenache and of course Chenin Blanc, making some of South Africa’s most stunning and award-winning red and white wines - like the FMC and Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc which are served at top tables around the world.

About Bold Red

Full-bodied red wines are the deepest darkest and most tannic of all the red wines. Tannin might sound weird and bitter but the tannin in wine binds to proteins in our saliva and it has a palate-cleansing effect. This is why a bold red wine pairs so wonderfully with a juicy, fatty steak like ribeye. Full-bodied red wines are also quite pleasing and stand on their own as a cocktail wine.

You’ve no doubt experienced one of these wines if you’re a wine lover, they include Syrah/Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and even Pinotage. These are perfect examples of how bold a wine can be.