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.