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Le Chevalier 2013 Merlot Cabernet Petit Verdot

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Traditional Bordeaux blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot. Vibrant colour with purple hues and aromas of ripe berry and blackcurrant. Very long palate with chocolate and spice characters and integrated oak. Balanced tannin finish.

Well suited to classic beef, game or lamb roasts/ stews; charcuterie; stronger cheeses

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Tasting Notes

Heritage

Le Chevalier takes its name from the Knights of our heritage defending the borders of France and Burgundy.

The Wine

This wine is a blend of three classic Bordeaux varieties – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Merlot for middle palate and depth, Cabernet for structure, brightness and acid and Petit Verdot for colour and intensity.

Bordeaux reds and Australia’s most famous blend, Penfolds Grange, are examples of blending – and the art of the Winemaker is much like a Chef. Combining characteristics of each ‘ingredient’ to form a partnership that enhances each component for an effect that is greater than the sum of the parts.

Merlot: 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 40%, Petit Verdot: 20%
Alcohol 13.6%

Tasting Notes

The colour is a vibrant red with purple hues and displays ripe red berry and blackcurrant aromas. The palate is long with berry, chocolate and spice characters with integrated French oak, and has a soft, ripe, balanced tannin finish.

Cellaring

Extended bottle improvement and oak generate cellaring potential until at least 2025.

Vin et Gastronomie

When matching food and wine, transitions should be factored in. This wine can be an excellent solution for the central part of your meal covering at least two courses.

This wine is well suited to classic beef, game or lamb roasts, or stews like Côte de Boeuf or Pauillac Lamb. Stronger cheeses like Roquefort, Camembert and Brie work well with the tannins.

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