Introducing the Château Recougne Bordeaux Superieur
A medium bodied wine of deep garnet colour, scents of ripe black fruits with hints of roasted coffee, smoke and toast. Fleshy and robust, plenty of fine-grained tannins providing good grip and savory texture. Promises richness and long rewarding finish when opens up. Best enjoyed with red meat, lamb leg and strong cheeses.
Selection is performed in the vineyard through green-harvesting, and the grapes are mostly destemmed, with up to about 10-15% of whole cluster included for structure. Fermentation takes place in traditional cement vats followed by 15 months aging in large vessels (no oak barrel) before bottling with minimal filtration.
Chateau Recougne Bordeaux Superieur is aged in vats for 15 months.
About Château Recougne
Château Recougne has produced wine for more than 400 years, and has been recognized for nearly as long for producing outstanding wine – its name is said to have come from King Henri IV in the early 17th century, in “recognition” of the quality of its wine.
The Château Recougne vineyard is situated on slopes of Fronsac, 5 kilometers away from Pomerol.
The Milhade family purchased the estate in the early 1950s, and Recougne has become their flagship estate, producing quintessential pure Bordeaux each vintage – classic “claret” in the best sense of the word.
Robert M. Parker Jr. called Château Recougne “….the best Bordeaux Supérieur money can buy.”