Chateau Galand Bordeaux Superieur
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Chateau Galand’s vineyard site is located in the Fronsac commune, nestled between the Fronsac knoll and the Dordogne river, covering 5.5 Ha on clayey marly soil.
- Estate grown and bottled.
Varietal Composition: 85% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc 5% Malbec
Elaboration: Manual harvest with careful selection on a sorting table. Before fermentation, there is a 4-5 day cold maceration period. Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. After completion, another maceration period of 18 days occurs with malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. The wine then ages in 225 L oak barrels of medium toast for 6 months (30% new). The barrels are sourced from a variety of places, 85% French, 15% Mixed-European, and 5% American.
Tasting Notes: Deep purple color with violet hue, intense, alluring and fruity nose with vanilla and blackberry notes, ample and racy mouth, with a good fruity maturity, blackcurrant flavors, young and elegant tannins, yet round with a good lingering finish.
Château Galand is located west of Libourne on the other side of the Isle River. The buildings date back to some of the sixteenth century, and the vineyards stretch from the southern flank of the famous gently sloping clay-limestone hillside of Cannon (itself an extension of the Côte de Saint-Émilion) to the alluvial plains of the Dordogne.