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Selection of red wines for spring

  • Tue, Mar 19, 2024 at 18:02
Spring picnic and red wine
The arrival of spring is the perfect opportunity to refresh our palates with a selection of carefully aged Bordeaux red wines. At this time of transition, when the days are getting longer and the temperatures are moderating, it's time to rediscover the hidden treasures of our cellars and discover red wines that reveal themselves at their best with the emerging mildness of spring.

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux wine

Nestling on the left bank of the Gironde, this blessed terroir boasts a unique microclimate and deep gravelly soil, providing ideal conditions for the cultivation of noble grape varieties. 

The wines of Saint-Julien embody a subtle balance between power and delicacy, the result of a harmony between the region's king grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, sometimes complemented by a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Each wine, whether classified or not, bears the imprint of its terroir and the ancestral know-how of the winegrowers who have made it their passion. In a single glass, the wines of the Saint-Julien appellation reveal the heritage, terroir and talent of the winemakers who have made Bordeaux wines famous. 

Our favourite wine: Château Langoa Barton 2016 

To celebrate the arrival of spring, there's nothing like a glass of Château Langoa Barton 2016. This vintage offers a perfectly balanced wine to accompany the first rays of sunshine. An exquisite Bordeaux wine for those first outdoor meals. 

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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux wine

The Saint-Émilion appellation, the jewel in the crown of Bordeaux's vineyards, charms palates the world over with its exceptional wines. Situated on the right bank of the Dordogne, it benefits from a unique terroir of clay-limestone soils and ideal exposure to the sun.  

The main grape varieties, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, express their full potential in this favourable terroir, producing wines of incomparable elegance. 


Our favourite wine: Château Troplong Mondot 2019 

For your spring evenings, discover Château Troplong Mondot 2019. This promising vintage reveals a bewitching harmony of black fruits, spices and delicate floral notes. With its silky structure, this Bordeaux wine embodies the quintessence of the Saint-Émilion appellation

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Pomerol, Bordeaux wine

The Pomerol appellation, a rare gem among the Bordeaux vineyards, has won over connoisseurs the world over with its elegant wines. Its terroir is characterised by gravelly clay soils and ideal exposure to the sun. The main grape varieties, notably Merlot and Cabernet Franc, thrive in this unique microclimate, giving rise to remarkable wines. Pomerol wines embody the French art of living in all its splendour. 

Our favourite wine: Clos L'Église 2020 

Let yourself be seduced by Clos L'Église 2020. This red wine from Pomerol offers an explosion of ripe red fruit. It's the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats with friends.  

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Pauillac, Bordeaux wine

The Pauillac appellation epitomises the greatness of Bordeaux wines. Situated on the left bank of the Gironde, this wine region is renowned for its powerful wines.  

The deep gravel soils and maritime influence give the main grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, a unique expression. Whether served with a gourmet meal or on their own, Pauillac wines are sure to brighten up those first days of spring.   

Our favourite wine: Château Haut-Bages Libéral 2015 

From the Pauillac appellation, this prestigious Bordeaux red wine charms with its aromatic richness and elegant structure. Château Haut-Bages Libéral 2015 will go perfectly with your grilled meat dish, such as a fillet of beef grilled with Provençal herbs. 

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Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux wine

Situated on the left bank of the Garonne, this prestigious wine-growing region benefits from an exceptional terroir, characterised by a microclimate conducive to the development of noble grape varieties. The wines of Pessac-Léognan, mainly made from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for the whites and Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for the reds, are renowned for their subtle balance and excellent ageing potential. 

Our favourite wine: Château Larrivet Haut-Brion 2016 

Château Larrivet Haut-Brion 2016 enchants with its elegance and depth. This vintage reveals a rich palette of aromas, perfectly matched with a roast rack of lamb with Provençal herbs: a meal to welcome the first warmth of spring.  

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Margaux, Bordeaux wine

Located on the left bank of Bordeaux, this wine-growing region is the largest and most southerly of the Médoc's communal appellations. There are almost 67 châteaux and wine estates in the Margaux appellation.   

Margaux wines are mainly made from Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. These Bordeaux red wines are seductive for their finesse and ability to age gracefully.  

Our favourite wine: Château Siran 2016 

Because red wines are the perfect accompaniment to the finest red meats, choose Château Siran 2016 with a veal chop with morel mushrooms. It's the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring.  

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