Initial de Desmirail 2016
Ref : 482238
i.e. 44 € / liter
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Our oenologists' opinion
Dark garnet colour with black reflections, nice open and typical nose of blackcurrant syrup, stewed fruits, liquorice, notes of mocha, nice balance with a quite round and full attack, finesse, character with spicy and mocha notes, hint of white truffle, already quite round and soft tannins, good and frank lengthening
- Keeping level 2024
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
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 ?
A good alternative to prestigious growths of Bordeaux, the second wines promise great vintages. From the youngest of large plots of Bordeaux castles, they live on the same land and benefit from a unique expertise in viticulture and winemaking.
Domain and appellation
Located in the city of Cantenac, Château Desmirail benefits from the Margaux appellation's rich terroir with cabernet sauvignon being as the main grape variety. This 3ème Grand Grand Cru Classé thrives thanks to its terroir and ancestral know-how.
- Terroir: Located between the Atlantic ocean and the Gironde estuary, the Château Desmirail benefits from the Margaux appellation's microclimate and graves soils. Resulting in part from the young vines of the vineyards, Initial Desmirail is the second wine of the château.
- Viticulture:The practice of sustainable agriculture allows the enhancement and preservation of the prestigious terroir. The harvests are hand-picked.
- Vinification: The three different vat rooms allow a plot-by-plot fermentation with wooden tanks used for the oldest plots. The wine ages in oak barrels and the blending process is highly selective.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Merlot : 35%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 65%
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