1ST FEBRUARY 2018
CHATEAU FLEUR HAUT GAUSSENS COMPLETES ITS RANGE WITH A 100% CABERNET FRANC
Château Fleur Haut Gaussens launches a new cuvée made from 100% Cabernet Franc: La Bergeronnette.
After the success of Château Fleur Haut Gaussens Malbec “La Viminière”, Hervé Lhuillier wanted to surprise us again by putting the spotlight on Cabernet Franc for the creation of his second single varietal.
La Bergeronnette is the latest cuvée from Château Fleur Haut Gaussens. The idea was born thanks to a small, independent and secretive bird, “la bergeronnette” (white wagtail), which is often to be found perching on the vine posts in the Cabernet Franc vineyard. This small plot of 2 hectares with clay soil is situated at height, on a sub-soil that is very rich in limestone. The combination of the terroir and a precise and unconventional technique make this 100% Cabernet Franc innovative.
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE SPECIAL?
It is partly the plot selection of the grapes, but also its gentle and complex production method: slow and gentle management of extraction in stainless-steel tank and very little pumping over allow this Cabernet Franc to unveil the pure aromas of the grape variety. Ageing of just 1/3 of the wine in 400-litre barrels results in silky tannins.
This wine has an intense red colour. The nose reveals subtle aromas of small red fruit and spices and displays a great aromatic elegance that is also found on the palate. The equally elegant and fine tannins are silky and delicate.
Château Fleur Haut Gaussens, Château Fleur Haut Gaussens Malbec “La Viminière” & Château Fleur Haut Gaussens Cabernet Franc La Bergeronnette are distributed by Berry Bros. & Rudd.
Buyer Nickie Daste says: “Château Fleur Haut Gaussens deserves all the accolades it has won over the years; we’re proud to represent the estate’s wines in the UK.”
Château Fleur Haut Gaussens Bordeaux Supérieur 2014 – £13.93
Château Fleur Haut Gaussens Malbec “La Viminière” 2016 Bordeaux Supérieur £22.50
Château Fleur Haut Gaussens Cabernet Franc La Bergeronnette 2016 Bordeaux Supérieur £22.50
Watch out for the next release from the estate: Château Fleur Haut Gaussens GRAND VIN
Château Fleur Haut Gaussens, family property located in Vérac 33240, producing wine since 1941.
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