Château Bel-Orme Tronquoy De Lalande, Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, France, 2012
8500 vines per hectare are planted on gravel and sandy soils over a clay limestone base with an average vine age of 35 years.
Concrete vats are used for the alcoholic fermentation with temperatures from 26 to 28ºC and 2 to 3 pumping-over a day. Maceration for 3 weeks and malolactic fermentation in vats.
Type: French Oak
A medium bodied red with an enticing nose of blackcurrant. Firm and rich with plenty of black fruit on the palate, with solid chocolate like tannins. This is the second wine of Chateau Rauzan Gassies, Margaux 2eme cru Classé.
Red meat such as beef and venison.
Cabernet Sauvignon 35%
Cabernet Franc 5%
6 x 75cl
Award: James Suckling 92- 93 Points