Château Carbonnieux, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France 2016
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Château Carbonnieux has for centuries been a great classic from the region of Bordeaux. With its high standard of quality, it is the result of an excellent blending of regional grape varietals.
The Château Carbonnieux red is marked by deep color, complexity, fruity intensity, freshness and tannic density. You can imagine its enormous potential. This is a wine that can be kept for a very long time.
The vinification, both modern and traditional of red wines, is carried out by slow and gentle extraction in order to preserve the roundness of the wine and the mineral features of the soil. The tannins are well balanced and silky in harmony with red fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry…) and reveal toasted notes from aging in the finest quality French oak barrels. Only the very best batches tasted are selected for the final blending of Château Carbonnieux red wines.
The wine spends 16-18 months aging in barrels, 35% of which are new oak. Pair with grilled, roasted, or stewed meats, swordfish, tuna fish, cheese, chocolate desserts.
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot