Château Mondésir Gazin Blaye "Bardon" 2017

$34.99

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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): 100% Bordeaux Malbec

Localization: Bordeaux, France

Tasting Notes: This wine has a deep purple color & profound nose of black fruits, spices, cedar, lead pencil, and spicy oak. These same aromatic notes carry over on the palate, in a full-bodied style, extremely round, juicy, & supple, with a tightly knit yet very ripe structure and concentration

Notes: “Bardon” is the name of the plot from which this 100% Bordeaux Malbec is crafted. Aged in for 22 months in barrels (50% new), this is one of only two 100% Malbecs produced from Bordeaux! 

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.