Wine Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint Julien AOC 2-eme Grand Cru Classe 1985
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The wine is dark ruby, almost black in color.
The wine has a complex fruit flavors with soft tannins and great potential.
The wine has a very complex aroma with notes of lead pencil, sweet cranberries and black currants, which are intertwined with pleasant aromas of steel, minerals and land.
The wine goes well with meat dishes and snacks, as well as game and cheeses.
First vineyard on the estate Chateau Ducret-Bokayyu was defeated at the end of the XVIII century, when it was called Bergeron. Vineyard already become known as the "Bokayyu", which means "beautiful stones", the name came from the fact that it is located on a deep gravel gives the wines of the Medoc special quality. Someone Bertrand Ducret added his name to the title Bokayyu after bought the chateau in 1795. Today, the Château - part of the possessions of the family Bori, and is headed by Bruno Borie, a talented winemaker and a wonderful manager, who lives directly in the chateau. The castle overlooking the Gironde, is located on a hill, which allowed at one time to build directly underneath the cellar - an unprecedented luxury for most coastal chateau standing on the drained marshes, basements which are always in danger of being flooded.
Vineyards area 49 hectares are located on a small hill, going down to the Gironde, the vineyards Château Latour in the north and in the south of Chateau Beshvel. The soil here is a deep layer of gravel interspersed with large pebbles rounded shape. The average age of the vines: 40 years. Planting density: 10 thousand. Vines / ha. Grape harvest is done by hand, then there is a full destemming, fermentation in steel tanks using remontazha and malolactic fermentation. Wine goes extract for 18 months in French barriques, 50% of which are new. Before bottling is lightening egg white.
Wine farms Ducret - is the embodiment of all the best qualities of Saint-Julien, namely elegance, balance, generosity and completeness. Durk-Bokayyu is one of the most expensive wines 2nd class belongs to the group of so-called "supervtoryh" estates, wine, which is always valued slightly higher than conventional wines of the second category.