Pourpre de Barbe 2016
Appellation : Appellation Côtes de Bourg
Grape variety : 60% merlot and 40% cabernet sauvignon.
Tasting : Complex aging notes, revealed by grilled and toasty aromas, dominate the bouquet alongside the spicy charm of vanilla together with hazelnut. At the same time a powerful impression of ripe fruit makes its presence felt. This wine is equally expressive in the mouth with a fleshy “attack” followed by good balance that contains both strength and character within a framework of good length. Le Pourpre 2016 promises both complexity and accessibility to the drinker although it is not expected to peak for a few years thanks to good cellaring potential.
Food Pairing : Grilled meats or roast lamb, dish of boletus mushrooms and duck.
Service Temperature : Drink at around 16°C.
Annual Production : 11.000 bottles (800 cases).