Château Falfas Côtes de Bourg 2017


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Alcohol: 13.5%

Grape(s): Merlot 55%, Cabernet-Sauvignon 30%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Malbec 5%

Localization: Bordeaux, France

Tasting Notes: Notes of black cherry, dried herbs, and argillaceous earth, delivered with moderate, spicy tannins. It presents a beautiful bouquet of aromas and a structure that insures it has a good potential of aging (at least 10 years). 

Food Pairing: Serve with red meats, game, cheeses.

The Domain: Château Falfas on the Right Bank of the Gironde River in the Cotes de Bourg is one such producer. Véronique Cochran and her husband, John (since passed), have been farming their 20-ha vineyard biodynamically since 1988, which is no surprise since her father, François Bouchet, was one of the pioneers of biodynamics. They grow predominantly Merlot, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Malbec.

Château Falfas is a family estate is conveniently located near the Gironde river giving fresh winds that are vital to vines. They are also flanked by the woods which contributes to the magnificent terroir of this estate.