Château Gontier 2010, Côtes de Blaye

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A smooth, approachable style of Bordeaux from the Blaye area on the right bank of the river Gironde. This is a blend of Cabernet and Merlot, barrel-aged to give a touch of spice alongside the elegant berry fruit and well balanced, supple palate. Great with grilled red meats or a roast leg of lamb.

Buy this if...you like classic, everyday Bordeaux.

Not usually gone for a French cabernet, pleasantly surprised, well received, will look at your range more closely. Baz
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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Côtes de Blaye

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2010

Food Match

ArrayCheese (Strong), Lamb, Steak

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Regular Price: £9.99

Special Price £7.99

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The Producer

Recently purchased by the Bayle-Carreau family, Château Gontier lies between Blaye and Plassac on the right bank of the Gironde. The vines are grown and cared for with distinct ecological awareness the three families, Bayle, Carreau and Jourdan. practicing sustainable viticulture as a basis for everything to ensure the winemaking tradition continues for generations to come.

Winemaking

Château Gontier work hand in hand with technicians to ensure that the highest quality grapes are grown and there is minimum impact on the environment. The grape juice is fermented for two-three weeks in a temperature controlled environment. This is followed by malolactic fermentation and ageing both in vat and barrel to create a silky-smooth structure.

The Region

Another 'right-bank' Bordeaux wine region, Côtes de Blaye wines have shifted from being mainly white, to overwhelmingly red today. It's a mixed agricultural area, with asparagus also being an important crop.

Generally, Merlot-dominated, Blaye's 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.

It's quite a varied wine region geographically, with hilly, clay-limestone soils around the town of Blaye itself, but flatter, more open land beyond, with clay, gravel and sand soils. Most definitely a Bordeaux region for the budget-conscious, the wines offer terrific value.
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Not usually gone for a french cabernet, pleasantly surprised, well received, will look at your range more closely.

By Baz on 22nd August 2016

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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! Start with the Château Gontier from Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux and see what you think.
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Delicate lamb chops with herby potatoes scream for an open fire and red wine - a classic red Bordeaux is the perfect combination.
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Blackened Steak With Red Wine Jus

A simple rump steak calls for a full-bodied red to square up to the dense structure of the meat. Head to Château Gontier, a rich, structured red with some oak ageing to give a touch of spice.
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