Story of the wine:
Bordeaux is perhaps one of the most famous of all wines and has been exporting since the Middle Ages. In England it became known as Claret, adapted from the French word clairet referring to the pale red colour of the Bordeaux wines exported until the 18th century. The Medoc district, north of the fabled Haut Medoc area and lying alongside the River Gironde, makes traditional, good value for money claret. Chateau Amour was elevated to Cru Bourgeois status in 2012. A family owned estate run by Corinne Leveilley Dadda and Georges Dadda, who took over the management of the Château in 2006, determined to produce red wines aimed at excellence in the purest respect of the Médoc tradition. In 2016, obtained the HVE - High Environmental Value - label, a guarantee of quality and respect for the environment and have as consultant Eric Boissenot, the famous oenologist of the Grands Crus, who consults for around two-thirds of the famous 1855 Classified Growth estates.
Grape(s): 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Area: From vineyards near the village of Civrac in the Medoc region.
The classic claret from the “left bank” Chateau Amour has, rightly, been recently upgraded to the level of Cru Bourgeois. Lovely berry fruit slight oak tones. On the palate there is a gentle elegance; firm fruit with nicely balanced soft dryness.
ABV 13% Vintage 2014
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