Like with a teabag that has not been left long to infuse, these vins have not macerated long, only a few days, with the aim of putting the focus on the fruit rather than the extraction of tannins. Available as very young wines, they offer delicious red fruit aromas. The wines can be rounded off with woody notes if aged in oak casks.
Grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Pairing ideas: light meals such as white meat, gaspachos, tartares, carpaccios, quiches, pizzas, salads, sushi, fish, fresh fruit, ice creams and sorbets.
Bordeaux superieur rouge
These wines are an intense red colour, with a remarkably rich aroma and smooth and rounded tannins.
Grape varieties: Merlot dominates
Pairing ideas: generous dishes such as red meat, tajines, spicy dishes, pasta, risotto, hamburgers, cheese, chocolate-based desserts.
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