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2015 Despagne-Rapin Les Piliers de Maison Blanche

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2015 Despagne-Rapin Les Piliers de Maison Blanche
2015 Despagne-Rapin Les Piliers de Maison Blanche
2015 Despagne-Rapin Les Piliers de Maison Blanche
2015 Despagne-Rapin Les Piliers de Maison Blanche

It’s pretty easy-going and the tannins are soft enough for you to keep wanting more. The finish is long and very pure.

“A family estate where enthusiasm is still cultivated by the slightly off-beat joy of creating natural, sincere and authentic wines” Nicolas Despagne.

Tasting Notes

The Château Maison Blanche takes its name from a large and beautiful building in white stone located in the heart of a large park. This is the family estate of Nicolas Despagne: an illustrious family of wine producersNicolas Despagne runs this 32 hectare estate and makes lovely, distinct wines. “Les Piliers” de Maison Blanche is a great value wine, with a lovely vibrant colour and a nose of supple berries with just the beginnings of spice and dried fruits.

Production

Les Piliers de Maison Blanche is the second wine of the domain. It is made up of wines from young vines enhanced by “coupes” of great wine from old vines planted on the estate's historic terroirs. It is a medium aging wine which is tasted young for its firmness and power, between two and four years, then in its period of maturity, during which its fragrances are fully expressed, from age of seven.
Cultivation without pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers containing synthetic chemical molecules; tillage & grassing conversion to organic farming in 2006 (Écocert certificate), part of which in bio-dynamism since 2002.

According to traditional vinification rules, respecting the expression of the terroir in the fruit without adding yeasts, bacteria, nitrogen, tannins, enzymes, shavings, tartaric acid (etc.) without recourse, automated thermoregulation, artificial concentration, micro-bubbling (etc.) Malolactic fermentations in vats without seeding.

Specifications

Year 2015
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 40 to 60% Cabernet Franc & 40 to 60% Merlot
Country France
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.75 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring Potential Read above!
Features Organic
Food Matches
This wine goes very well with roast chicken with chanterelles. It also pairs well with red meat served with a sauce and venison
Origin Montagne de Saint Émilion
Appellation
Bordeaux