Tour Prignac Grande Réserve 2011
Ref : 472914
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 24.70 € / liter
6 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level 2018
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Tartuguière is the estate’s former name ; suggesting, perhaps, that turtles once thrived in the nearby waters…
Domain and appellation
Château Tour Prignac
Managed by Yannick Gay since 1979, the Château Tour Prignac stands among the largest Medoc vineyards. The domain was entirely renovated after being acquired by the Castel family in 1973.
- Terroir: Spread across 300 hectares, the domain has over 147 vines with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and malbec as the main grape varieties.
- Viticulture: The harvests are hand-picked.
- Vinification: In the vat room, the winemaking process is handled plot-by-plot . The wine ages for 10 to 14 months in oak barrels that are renewed by 80% each year. Eric Boissenot, the Château Latour and Château Margaux oenologist, share his savoir-faire with the domain since 2008.
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 67%
- Merlot : 33%