Château Citran 2005 Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France

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Château Citran 2005 Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France
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This stunning Left Bank Bordeaux blends 50% Merlot with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon from a text-book perfect vintage. The classic ageing in part new French oak adds a toasty spiciness to the wines, while the fruit flavours have moved towards the more mature flavours of dark berry fruit, earthy notes and savoury bite. It's smooth and rounded - and perfect with a rack of lamb.

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Medoc

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Country

France

Style

Full Bodied

Vintage

2005

£24.95
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The Producer

One of the oldest of the Médoc houses, there is a mention of Citran dating back to 1235. The vineyard size was increased in the 19th Century with Citran becoming one of the most important châteaux in the early 20th Century. Huge investment in recent years has lead to rave reviews and a wine that punches well above its weight.

Winemaking

The wines are vinified in the traditional Bordeaux method with hand harvesting and sorting of the best grapes. The wines go through fermentation in barrel followed by ageing in both new and one year old French oak. The wines are fined with egg whites and bottled at the château.

The Region

France’s largest and undoubtedly best-known wine region, Bordeaux is synonymous with world-class (and often expensive) red wines yet it produces a full range of styles from sweet to sparkling, with wines to suit every budget. The city of Bordeaux sits at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, flowing in to the Gironde before reaching the Atlantic, a unique geographical feature that contributes to the amazing range of styles produced in the region. The rivers carve the region in to two distinct areas – the Right and Left Banks, and some surprising differences between the two sides.

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Lamb with Courgettes

We love this summery lamb recipe combining the delicate flavour of the chops with fresh veg and salty feta. The lamb needs a red wine, so this mature, earthy, fragrant red with smooth tannins will match it perfectly.

Game Sausage Rolls

Who needs a plain old sausage roll when you can have a game sausage roll? The ultimate buffet nibble, these will go nicely with a medium bodied red with rich, dark fruit flavours to pair with the gamey notes.

Tartiflette

The rich combination of potato, cheese, bacon and garlic could stop anyone in their tracks so pick ripe reds with good acidity or structured whites which will both cut through the delicious stodge!


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