Chateau Bourdieu dates back to 1464. Located on Bordeaux’ Right Bank in the Cotes de Blaye region. The estates vineyards have a mixture of clay, limestone and gravel soils. Ideal for Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The estate covers 180 acres and the vines average a mature 35 years of age.
The property today is owned by the Schweitzer family who bring decades of winemaking passion. They meticulously care for the vineyards keeping the vines healthy and yields low. In the winery they carefully sort the grapes and ferment in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The grapes macerate for 3 to 4 weeks and then age in the same tanks to retain the bright character of the fruit.
Every vintage they turn out an impressive wine but this 2019 may be the best one yet. A blend of 87% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, it has captured a Platinum Award and a 97 point score in the Decanter World Wine Awards. They said “Flamboyant and deep, with ample, lush and fresh forest fruits, bramble and cassis, with cascading sweet spice swiftly following. A super, brooding wine which will shine brighter with time.” An unbelievable value that’s not to be missed!