Demoiselles de la Jalgue Bordeaux Superieur
Intense purple color. Delicate and complex nose of red fruit and vanilla oak. Powerful and complex aromas; nice roundness and mocha flavors on the palate. Goes with rack of lamb, poultry, grilled red meats and hard cheeses.
$40.00 / Bottle $480.00 / Case
Chateau de la Jalgue is situated in the Bordeaux appellation. The estate is composed of a chalky-limestone plateau and chalky-clay hills. The vineyard lays both South, South East, for optimal sun exposure. This Bordeaux Reserve is made from the oldest parcels of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc of the estate.
The Geromin family has owned the estate since 1950. Michel, the oldest son, studied winemaking in both Bordeaux and Burgundy. Today, his two daughters are also involved in this family project, to develop and promote their estate and wines.
Chateau de la Jalgue was built by the religious order of the Marianists in the XIX
century. Athias Philbert was the first Brother Superior in charge of the estate and
managing the vineyards in the1860s. According to the Vatican archives, reports have
been found written by Athias, describing the way the Marianists were managing the estate.
This wine is made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vineyards are more than 40 years old. The grapes come from various hectares of hillside vineyard consisting of a chalky clay soil base, which contributes to give an aromatic and high complexity and character.
This wine is made in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation is done under strict temperature control, witha gradual thermal increase in temperature not surpassing 30º C, permitting a highly controlled extraction of the grapes best characteristics, total maceration time around 25 days. The wine rests in oak barrels for 4 months and 8 months in stainless steel tanks to blend the aromas before bottling.