Wine Chateau Carbonnieux Rouge Pessac-Leognan AOC Grand Cru Classe de Graves 2004
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The wine has a soft, velvety, balanced taste with good tannin structure on.
The wine has a pleasant berry aroma with dominant notes of raspberry.
The wine goes well with meat dishes and cheeses.
Winery Chateau Karbonё, one of the best in Bordeaux, its vineyards are in Pessac-Leognan appellasone Graves region. The history of the manor begins with the 13th century, but the history of modern Karbonё began in 1950 when Marc Perrin Chateau bought. He had to start almost from scratch, as the cold winter in 1956 destroyed the remnants of vines in the vineyard, located at the moment is not in the best condition. Since 1980 Chateau Karbonё produces excellent white and red wines that are typical for this appellasona. White made from two-thirds of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon one-third, red - of the same proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Wine Chateau Karbonё Rouge - a powerful, full-bodied, with a rich flavor. And let it not be attributed to the great wines of France, but it is always rather complicated and interesting regardless of the vintage has the potential exposure of more than 15 years.
Winery Chateau Carbonnier traces its history back to 1292. In the last century, in 1956, Marc Perrin purchased the estate and set about restoring and improving it. He began by increasing the area planted with grapes to 45 hectares in 1970, then to 70 hectares in 1980 and amounting to almost 92 hectares today. Anthony, his son, built a new winery and adapted the cellars to new winemaking methods. In 1987, the Pessac-Léognan appellation was created, which included some of the most famous Château Graves, including Château Carbonnier.
According to an old legend, the monks of the Order of the Holy Cross, who owned the estate in the 18th century, sold wine to the French mistress of the Ottoman emperor, and in order not to offend the religious feelings of her high patron in this case, they called it on the label "Mineral water from Carbone". It is said that when the emperor visited his lady, he tasted this wine and asked her in bewilderment why the French make such a fuss about their wine when they have such fine water?