1/2 Château d’Arcins 2011
Ref : 468337
i.e. 22.40 € / liter
- Keeping level Ready to drink
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Strong cheese
- Red meats
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its red brick color presents a wooded nose with secondary aromas of licorice, spices, and caramel. The palate is balanced with tight 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 Arcins vineyards were established in 1300, under the auspices of the Knights Templar.
Domain and appellation
Implemented by the Templars in the 14th century, the Chateau d’Arcins is considered as Medoc’s oldest domain. From the vineyard to the cellar, the domain was entirely renovated after being purchased by the Castel family in 1971.
- Terroir: The 100 hectares domain lays on a gravel-sand and clay-limestone soil. It benefits from the region exceptional weather and geological conditions. Cabernet sauvignon and merlot are the main grape varieties.
- Viticulture: Much care is given to the vines with debudding and deleafing operations as well as green harvests. Each hectare has a high density of plantation with 9000 plants. Vines are between 20 and 25 years old on average.
- Vinification: A drastic sorting is made during and after the harvests. A traditional process is used to elaborate this wine, adapted to its vintage. It is not subjected to a pre-fermentation maceration and the fermentation in stainless steel tanks follows. The wine ages 12 months in tanks that has no new wood. Those tanks protect de wine from oxygene.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Merlot : 58%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 42%