Le Relais de Patache d'Aux 2016
Ref : 482557
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 16.80 € / liter
2 product(s) soldsince yesterday
- Keeping level 2022
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Brick colour with tiled highlights. Nose of stewed fruits, spices, boxwood, hint of toasted wood. Balanced, fairly full-bodied and wrapped up. Quite marked character but without finesse on spices and roasted wood. Finishes with melting 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 ?
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
Domaines LapaluLocated on the village of Bégadan, the Castle for the Médoc appellation has belonged to Lapalu areas since 1964. Classified Cru Bourgeois since 1932, Chateau Patache d'Aux continues to receive numerous awards.
- Terroir: The vineyard of 70 hectares is based on calcareous clay and limestone soils and stony undergrounds.
- Viticulture: The grape varieties are typical of the Bordeaux region with the presence of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
- Vinification: Fermentation takes place in cement tanks, stainless steel and temperature-controlled timber for 3 to 4 weeks before being aged for 12 months in barrels of French oak staves. The barrels are renewed by 33% each year.
Grapes Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Petit Verdot : 3.0%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 60.0%
- Merlot : 30.0%
- Cabernet Franc : 7.0%