Château La Chapelle du Couvent 2016, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

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When you're looking for the best value in red Bordeaux wines, the Blaye area is a happy hunting ground. Here you can find red Bordeaux with history, tradition, and quality, yet without a ridiculous price tag to match.

Take La Chapelle du Couvent for instance. The Chapel goes way back to 804, although it was rebuilt in 1656. Overlooking the Gironde estuary, today's estate of 20 hectares makes smooth, balanced Claret red wine. Based on Merlot as the majority grape (65%), there's Malbec (17%), and Cabernet Sauvignon in there too (18%).

Red berry fruit-dominated, with some spiciness and a soft, structured palate, it's classic Bordeaux red. At this price, however, you'd be crazy not to snap up a bottle or two.

Blackcurrants and raspberries, leather and spice. These are just some of the flavours you'll find in this highly recommended red Bordeaux wine. Andreas Larsson, Sommelier of the World 2007 endorsed this wine and said of it 'Density, fruits and pleasure...at the same time concentration, density and volume. Round, supple and juicy in the mouth, this wine is already very pleasant to drink'
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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Côtes de Blaye

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

France

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Lamb, Rice Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

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The Producer

The history of Château la Chapelle du Couvent goes back to around the year 804, when a chapel was erected at the place where Charlemagne threw his spear after winning a battle. Situated on the slopes above the village of Plassac overlooking the Gironde, the estate has been owned by the Lorteaud family since 1960.

The Winemaking

The 20 hectares of vines are grown and harvested to produce balanced and harmonious wines. It is matured in stainless steel and cement to ensure bright fruit and aromatic flavours are on the forefront of the palate.

The Region

Merlot-dominated, Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux red wines have seen a move towards a riper, more contemporary style over the past 15 years or so, thanks variously to new generations taking over, increased investment, and winemaking advances. Château la Chapelle du Couvent is situated on 20 hectares of prime wine-producing land.

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Blue Cheese Burgers with Sweet Potato Wedges

Burgers and red wine are a match made in heaven but don’t forget the blue cheese element which could scupper your wine choice. To contrast the creamy, salty notes of the cheese, head to full, fruity reds with good acidity. Château La Chapelle du Couvent, 2016, Côtes de Blaye, Bordeaux is an excellent match.
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Bobotie

A traditional South African dish of spiced mince and a creamy egg-based topping matches well with rich, spiced reds such as Syrah, Tannat or some New World Bordeaux blends. Château La Chapelle du Couvent, 2016, Côtes de Blaye, Bordeaux is a great choice.
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Mushroom Risotto and Caramelised Onions

The wholesome, rich and earthy flavours of mushroom risotto pair perfectly aged and oaked reds. As this risotto is baked it gives you the perfect opportunity to crack open a bottle of your favourite Rude wine and let it breathe before serving. Try a bottle of La Chapelle du Couvent, 2016, Côtes de Blaye, Bordeaux, you won't be disappointed.
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