Damе de Bouard - The typicity of a great Montagne Saint-Emilion
Second wine of the magnificent Chateau Clos de Bouard, Dame de Bouard presents all the typicity of a great wine of Montagne-Saint-Emilion,appellation located on the right bank of the Bordeauxregion, a few kilometers from Saint-Emilion.
The vineyard of Chateau Clos de Bouard extends over 30 hectares of vines aged 40 years on average, located on clay-limestone slopes enjoying a very beautiful exposure to the south.
The Dame de Bouard 2018 vintage is the result of a rigorous selection of the most beautiful grapes that have been the subject of manual sorting followed by Mistral sorting and optical eye sorting. The blend is composed of 66% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is aged for 10 to 14 months in barrels with 30% new oak.
Elaborated by the talented Winemaker Coralie de Bouard de Laforest and Hubert de Bouard de Laforest, Dame de Bouard 2018 offers all the charm and elegance of a great red wine from Montagne Saint-Emilion.
This 60/30/10 blend of Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon from Coralie de Bouard ages for about a year in 30% new oak. The light plum color is reminiscent of a Beaujolais. The wine includes a lively, feisty set of complex fruit aromas—wild strawberries, raspberries, black currants, cherries and orange peel. In the mouth—confident tannins and an elegant declaration that the potential Montagne Saint-Emilion can deliver. Flavors of eucalyptus, sage and mint in a dark matrix of black cherries. Mid palate—cherries and a hint or oranges.
Pair with duck breast and foie gras, a mango chutney rice pilaf or a dessert of mint/mocha ice cream