1/2 Château Patache d’Aux 2011
Ref : 470530
i.e. 23.87 € / liter
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its dark brick color introduces a bouquet of dark fruits, Ente plum, and licorice. The palate is balanced, straight, vinous, full-bodied and round. The finish lasts with coated and velvety tannins.
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 ?
The word “D’Aux” is a reference to the 17th century knights who would have been the domain’s first owners of this domain. “Patache” is an old local French term that designates diligences. Combined together, those two names help understand the domain’s rich history. Founded by the knights and then confiscated during the French revolution, the domain used to be a hotspot for diligences’ traffic.
Domain and appellation
Located in the city of Bégadan, this Médoc appellation Château belongs to the Lapalu domains since 1964. Rated as a Cru Bourgeois in 1932, the Château Patache d’Aux keeps on receiving prizes.
- Terroir: The 70 hectares vineyard lays on a clay-limestone soil with pebbly subsoils.
- Viticulture: The grape varieties are typical of the Bordeaux region with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and petit-verdot.
- Vinification: The fermentation occurs in ciment, wood, and stainless steel tanks for 3 to 4 weeks. The wine ages in merrain oak barrel for 12 months.
Grapes Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Petit Verdot : 3%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 60%
- Merlot : 30%
- Cabernet Franc : 7%