Château d’Auzanet Cuvee des Abeilles (750ml)
Château D’Auzanet has belonged to the Cazade family for three generations and is situated in the southeastern sector of the Bordeaux appellation on slopes on the right bank of the Garonne. Bernard Cazade has been passionately interested in winegrowing since he was a child and is deeply attached to this superb terroir. He has developed the vineyard inherited from his father. His concern to preserve this terroir for future generations led him a long time ago to commit himself to minimising the environmental impact and running his vineyard according to the very strict principles of organic farming,
Cuvée des Abeilles is an organic wine from Château d’Auzanet made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec grown on south-facing slopes of calcareous clay rich in mineral and organic elements on the banks of the Garonne river. The grapes are harvested when fully ripe, sorted, then vatted for a controlled alcoholic fermentation with moderate pumpovers at moderate temperature (28°C max). Maceration is short to give priority to extraction of the fruit. Following the alcoholic fermentation, the wines are aged in stainless steel vats. The wine is expressive on the nose with a full body and rich texture; there’s lots of ripe red berry and plum and a nice freshness on the palate.