- Type: Red
- Country: France
- Region: South West France
- Vintage: 2012
- Producer: Château Thénac
- Primary grape: Merlot
- Secondary grape: Malbec
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £18.45
- Code: 37128
- 2012, Gold Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
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Oaked, intense, concentrated reds
- Full-flavoured and mature cheeses e.g. Cheddar, Cheshire, Edam, Gouda. Manchego, parmesan, Pont l’Évêque
- Bay leaf, black pepper, chives, mint, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme
- Grilled, roasted, seared, braised game: boar, duck, grouse, pheasant, venison. Beef, lamb
- Full-flavoured cream- or cheese-based sauces e.g. parmesan. Intense wild mushroom, casserole or jus sauces
- Some good combinations are possible with spicy foods but careful experimentation is required
- Usually vegetables will be supporting a full-flavoured meat or dominating sauce. Hearty lentil dishes. Rich, wild mushroom dishes
About the Wine
This terrific red Wine produced by Château Thénac originates from the Bergerac area of South West France. This wine is exclusive to Matthew Clark, you won't find it at multiple retailers. Available in 75cl bottles, imported by Chateau Thenac. Château Thénac Côtes de Bergerac Rouge is a delighful wine, made with Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This wine has a cork closure and is one of a growing number in our list that can be enjoyed by vegan drinkers. A rich Merlot, ideal for partnering with full-flavoured meat dishes or those with cheese, cream or tomato sauces.
Merlot produces medium bodied, fleshy, juicy wines with round tannins. Often seen as a single varietal, or in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon to take the hard edges off. Its grown all over the world and commercially one of the most important red grapes in the on-trade.
Malbec is a deeply coloured, intense and tannic, but fruity red. Since Argentina has almost taken it on as its own, it's grown increasingly in popularity. Typically Malbec has flavour characteristics of baked plums, black cherry, violets, sweet spice and sometimes coffee.
- Red Plum
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