Château Pomies-Agassac 2011 Haut-Médoc

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A great entry-level bottle to discover the Haut-Médoc appellation. Pomies-Agassac is produced by Château d'Agassac on a different vineyard on sandy soils, which gives a round and fruity medium-bodied wine. The nose is very delicate with ripe plum, cherry aromas and peppery notes. On the palate, the wine shows a good balance and a slightly spiced finish.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainChâteau d'AgassacEyePurple red
Vintage2011Nose Notes of fresh plums, ripe red fruits and hints of mint
AppellationHaut-MédocMouthOpulent, round and fresh with rich black fruit flavours
AreaBordeaux Sweet finish with notes of liquorice and chilli
ColourRedDrink fromNow
GrapesCabernet Sauvignon (50%) Merlot (50%)Drink before2017
TypeDryOpen 1 hour before
  Drinking temperature16°C
    
Food pairing
An easy to drink Haut-Médoc perfect for a simple dinner of red meat and roasted potatoes
 
A word about the domain
The legend of Château d’Agassac says it was built in the 11th century, though the actual castle was rebuilt during the Renaissance. It is not very clear when the production of wine really started but the reputation of Agassac was made in the 19th century, especially in the Netherlands where its wines were particularly appreciated. The last two decades have seen quite some changes after an insurance company acquired the domain in 1996 and converted it to “viticulture raisonnée” in 2004. They have created a unique modern style for their wines that is now widely appreciated by amateurs.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve: 2* (Good quality production)
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilSandy gravels
Age of vines25 years old
HarvestManual
MaturingOak barrels (60%) Stainless Steel vats (40%)
Ageing12 to 15 months
BottledJanuary 2013
Alcohol13%  

 

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Château Pomies-Agassac 2011 Haut-Médoc

Château Pomies-Agassac 2011 Haut-Médoc

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