Chateau La Tour Carnet La Temperance Medoc


Chateau La Tour Carnet La Temperance Medoc

487-OPS3821 Chateau La Tour Carnet La Temperance Medoc 2011
Highlights: Ripe Cherries, Plum, Cedar, Cocoa, Green Pepper
Country: France
Region: Medocc
Winery: Chateau La Tour Carnet
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Cork: Wood Cap 6 x 75cl Wooden Box
3.8 Scores
Breathing: 40 mins
Food Pairing as below:


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Chateau La Tour Carnet La Temperance Medoc

The Médoc is the wettest region in Bordeaux—rot is a regular threat and necessitates spraying.

Out of thousands of wine regions around the globe, Bordeaux’s Médoc region is the most famous, revered for its gravel soils. Gravel provides for excellent drainage while also retaining heat, which aids in the ripening of thick-skinned black grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon.

Believing there would be increased demand for red Bordeaux, growers planted the whole of the Médoc aggressively in 1990s and early 2000s. Their prediction was wrong, and many ended up in financial difficulty as a result.

Médoc wines tend to be ruby in color, balanced and well-rounded on the palate with notes of cassis, cherries and earth, with firm tannins.

While most Bordeaux wines require aging, those labeled simply ‘Médoc’ tend to be lighter in style and more approachable in their youth.

Grown on gravel rich soils in the Left Bank of Bordeaux, wines from the Médoc are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends, but sometimes see the addition of Petit Verdot and Malbec.