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Château les Donats La Coquille Rouge

Château les Donats La Coquille Rouge

New Selection!  A medium-bodied blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, from Bergerac, east of Bordeaux.  Great with barbecue and warm winter foods.

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About This Wine:
The land that currently houses Château les Donats has been a vineyard throughout the 20th century. Located near a Templar village, St. Nexans, near Bergerac east of Bordeaux, the vineyard overlooks the Dordogne Valley. In 1994, owner Patrick Summers bought the property. He comes from a wine merchant family in Belgium, and wanted to create great wine of his own. He began experimenting both with replanting vines and revamping the cellar to make wines with greater reputations each year. In 2011, he hired enologist Olivier Verhelst as winemaker and viticulturalist. Olivier’s goal is to base all development in the terroir and in the vineyard first, and then enhance the connection between the land, winery, and consumers.

La Coquille Rouge is a Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. The grapes are raised using integrated pest management and cover crops between the rows. The wine has aromas of cherries and a little bit of strawberry, with spiciness and a little herbal notes on the finish. It’s lush but not too lush, with just enough tannins to stand up to most food pairings.

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Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2012
Wine Type: Medium Red Wine
Varietal: AOC Bergerac
Varietal Composition:
50% Merlot
20% Cabernet Franc
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
Appellation: Château les Donats
Ageability: Drink now or hold up to 4 years
Alcohol %: 14% by volume

Commended -- Decanter 2015

Production Notes:

Aged in tanks for 8 months before bottling.

Food Pairing:

Serve with red meats, pizza, mild cheeses, roast chicken, roasted vegetables, barbecue.








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