ECHAPPÉE BEL ROUGE, BORDEAUX, FRANCE

£20.95

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VITICULTURE
The vines are planted on clay-silty soils close to the Dordogne river. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and primary fruit flavours, like cherries and fresh raspberries. It’s super fruity, rounded and a delight to drink. Proper claret!
WINEMAKING
The vines are planted on clay-silty soils close to the Dordogne river. Natural fermentation in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and primary fruit flavours, like cherries and fresh raspberries.
OAK TREATMENT
No.
TASTING NOTE
Intense garnet colour with notes of cherries and fresh raspberries. Fruity, round and very easy to drink. Echappée – meaning an ‘escape’, such as a romantic getaway, or in cycling a ‘breakaway’ – is Olivier’s multi-vintage house blend, the red version a mixture of a few recent vintages of Merlot from the biodynamic vineyards of Château de Bel. Olivier makes his wines non-vintage partly to create a reliable house style (as in Champagne), partly to distance the wines from what can sometimes be an unhealthy obsession with this or that vintage in Bordeaux.
FOOD MATCHING
Burgers or steak with potato wedges.
Blend: 100% Merlot
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork
Colour: Red
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: Practising Yes.
Biodynamic: Yes

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