Barton & Guestier
Barton & Guestier Margaux 2016
Bordeaux Margaux 2016.
Barton & Guestier have an exceptional pedigree in the world of French wines and are the oldest wine house in Bordeaux.
The appellation for the Margaux Contrôlée Region is situated about 25km north of Bordeaux. It is southernmost of the village appellations in the Médoc.
Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc.
Soil: hillocks of fine Garonne gravel Oceanic and mild climate.
Vinification: de-stalked grapes- alcoholic fermentation at 30-32°C with daily pumping over maceration (for 2 to 3 weeks)- malolactic fermentation. Ageing in oak barrels for 8 months.
Brilliant garnet red colour. Complex nose combining intense black fruit aromas with hints of liquorice and vanilla. Generous on the palate with a supple texture and velvety tannins. A fruity, round and delicious finish. Red meat, game, cheese. Best served between 16°C and 18°C.
Bronze Medal- Japan Wine Challenge 2017- vintage 2015
Gold Medal- Berliner Wein Trophy 2016- vintage 2012