Tour Prignac Grande Réserve 2012

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Tour Prignac Grande Réserve 2012

Bordeaux
Medoc Cru Bourgeois Red | 13.5°

Ref : 477326

18, 50
16.65 16, 65

Bottle 75 cL

i.e. 22.20 € / liter

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  • Keeping level 2018
  • Service temperature 18°
  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
    Merlot

Our food and wine pairings

  • Game
  • Red meats
  • Strong cheese

Our oenologists' opinion

Well-rounded

Its tile red color with brick reflections offers an open nose with animal notes and undergrowth. On the palate this wine is balanced on a bouquet character of dried fruit, smoky, and cocoa. Finale on soft and melted tannins.

Robe
Tawny

Features

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

    Run 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. Each hectare has 7200 plants.
       
    • Vinification: In the vat room, the winemaking process is handled plot-by-plot. The wine is subjected to an extremely quick malolactic fermentation in thermos-regulated tanks. The alcoholic fermentation lasts for 5 to 8 days. The maceration lasts for 20 to 25 days. Once each bundle has been tasted, the wine is put in barrels. It ages for 12 months minimum in French oak ones. Eric Boissenot, the Château Latour and Château Margaux oenologist, share his savoir-faire with the domain since 2008.

     

  • Main grape
    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Grapes
    • Cabernet Sauvignon : 67%
    • Merlot : 33%

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