The Château Magnol 2016 is concentrated, delicious and elegant. The lovely terrori of the left bank of the Gironde estuary, close to Bordeaux, the Chateau Magnol is a product of the mild and humid climate of the area. Definitely try a bottle of this fine wine!

Grape Varieties: 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc

Soil: Sand and gravel

Vinification: De-stalked grapes — alcoholic fermentation at high temperature (30°C) with delicate rack and return and pumping over — temperature control and oxygenation — long maceration (3 weeks)

Malolactic fermentation— Aging in barrels (30% of new oak) for 12 months

Viticulture: Property of 31 hectares/74 acres. Low yields, hand tending, careful selection and minimal interference in the natural ripening of the grapes.

Appearance: Deep and brilliant cherry red with violet highlights

Nose: Expressive, rich and complex nose mixing black berries (blackcurrant, back cherry) and well balanced spicy and minty notes.

Palate: Harmonious, well balanced full, fine and elegant with ripe tannins. The aftertaste is rich and aromatic (fruity, spicy with a hint of vanilla and tobacco notes). A great vintage.

Food Matches: Red meat, ripe cheeses. Try with Pyrenees cheese, black cherry jam and walnut bread.

Cynthia Calvert
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A trained journalist with a masters degree from Lamar University, a masters from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as well as extensive coursework toward a masters of science in psychology from the University of New Orleans, Calvert founded the Tribune Newspapers in 2007. Her experiences as an investigative, award winning reporter (She won Journalist of the Year from the Houston Press Club among many other awards for reporting and writing), professor and chair of the journalism department for Lone Star College-Kingwood and vice president of editorial for a large group of community weeklies provides her with a triple dose of bankable skills that cover every aspect of the journalism field. Solid reporting. Careful interviews. Respect and curiosity for people and places.

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