Haut-Médoc 2010

AOC Cru Bourgeois Bio

Château Meyre Avensan (Médoc)
Deze deal is gesloten

Waarom deze wijn?

Klassieke Bordeaux met hoogste scores in zijn soort en alleen voor SlimmerWijnKopen.nl een deal van het uitmuntende jaar 2010! Op dronk, biologisch (dus geen hoofdpijn door chemicaliën).

De smaak

Veel zwart fruit samen met subtiele vanille tonen. Kracht en finesse wordt mooi gecombineerd. Deze Bordeaux blijft spannend ook als ‘drink’ wijn.

De details

type wijn: full bodied
druivensoort: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot 
teelt: biologisch
opvoeding: 12 maanden eiken waarvan 30% nieuwe vaten 
alcoholgehalte: 13,00 % vol.
afsluiting: natuurkurk
drinktemperatuur: 18 graden
bewaarpotentieel: 2014 - 2020 

De oorsprong

Château Meyre ligt in het hart van de Médoc en de regio's van Moulis en Margaux en verbouwt hier al meer dan driehonderd jaar haar prachtige wijngaarden In 1876 werd het landgoed geregistreerd tot de allerbeste Avensan wijnen en in 1932 gerangschikt als een Cru Bourgeois.

Onder leiding van Eric Boissenot, de beste wijnmaker van de linker Bordeaux oever, floreert het Château door de excellente prijs-kwaliteitsverhouding.

Het Château heeft 17 hectare rond de stad Avensan , 30 km ten noorden van Bordeaux. In 1992 kwam daar 2 hectare in de AOC Margaux. In 2008 ging Château Meyre volledig over op de biologische teelt. Jaargang 2011 is het eerste jaar dat biologisch gecertificeerd werd. Daarmee is Meyre een van de zeldzame Crus Bourgeois van de Medoc in de biologische landbouw.

Slimme Weetjes: Wat is BIO?

Organic Wines: Two words combine and create a core value. "Bio”, meaning life, and "Dynamics", in action. Château Meyre  has chosen to use organic and bio-dynamic farming for most of its vines (certified since 2011). This is born out of a conviction: that one should let the land live and speak. Above all else, it is about enabling the terroir (soil, climate, know-how) to express itself fully. In fact, the expression, transmutation of mineral into vegetal, can only exist with a living terroir, able to transmit life.”From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Slimme Weetjes: Cru Bourgeois

The Cru Bourgeois classification lists some of the châteaux from the Médoc that were not included in the 1855 Classification of Crus Classés, or Classed Growths. Notionally, Cru Bourgeois is a level below Cru Classé, but still of high quality (formerly there were additional grades of Cru Artisan and Cru Paysan). Many wine writers consider that there is some overlap in quality between the Classed Growths and the Cru Bourgeois, although also saying that by and large the Classed Growths still represent the best wines.

The first Cru Bourgeois list was drawn up by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Agriculture in 1932, selecting 444 estates for the classification. The words Cru Bourgeois were widely used on labels by the châteaux so listed, although the classification was never officially ratified. A substantial revision of the classification, dividing it into three tiers, was initiated in 2000 and finalised in 2003. This reduced the number of châteaux listed to 247. Following several legal turns, the 2003 Cru Bourgeois classification was annulled by the French court in 2007, and shortly afterwards all use of the term was banned.

In 2010, the Cru Bourgeois label was reintroduced, but in a significantly revised form. It now consists of only one level, and is awarded annually, as a mark of quality, to wines rather than to châteaux, on the basis of an assessment of both production methods and the finished product. Any property in the Médoc may apply. The lists are published approximately 2 years after the vintage, so the 2008 list was published in 2010, and the 2009 list was published in 2011.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Lovely nose of fresh fruit, lemon peel and currants follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a racy finish. Refined and very pretty. Drink now.James Suckling 90/100
Dark and tarry, with a saturated feel to the plum sauce and steeped currant fruit. Well-embedded anise and fruitcake notes appear on the finish, with a grippy edge lingering. Best from 2014 through 2017Wine Spectator 89/100
Restrained berry notes, unforced, attractive and juicy fruit on the palate with refined tannins and a good length.Decanter World Wine Award ****/5
Avensan (Médoc)