Grape(s): 100% Merlot
Localization: Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes: A deep ruby color, this full-bodied wine has loads of black fruit, spicy plum, vanilla, pine wood box and blackcurrant. On the palate, there is harmonious black fruit with notes of licorice, black currants, oak, and minerality. It has a supple finish with definite length in the mouth.
Notes: Certified Organic. Maturation 18 months in concrete vats
Food Pairing: Excellent with grilled steak.
The Domain: In 1990, Marc and Laurence Pasquet take the plunge and move into Chateau Mondesir-Gazin in Plassac, encouraged by the optimism and faith of their families. It is the beginning of a lot of hard work. The vineyard: 35 acres (14 hectares) growing in clayey-limestone slopes. The vines are from 5 to 55 years old. The typical grape varieties used are Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon and Malbec. The wineries: one is used for the first year (maturation), the other one for the second year. This way of working favors quality over quantity.
Behind a very modern appearance hides in fact a traditional way of working. No chemical weed killers, no pesticides or anti-mold treatment. Vineyards are ploughed; fertilizers are banned. The medium vitality of the vines result in a small, but very mature, harvest. The grapes are always harvested entirely by hand. The extraction of the color and tannins is always smooth and slow. Planting 7 acres (3 hectares) with 7 400 stocks per hectare was a small revolution in the region. This guaranties an excellent ratio between quality and price.