Cotes de Bordeaux AOC
Originally established way back in the 15th century, the imposing and impressive Château Couronneau comprises 38 hectares of vineyards, all certified for organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic (Demeter) wine production. The property itself lies just outside the small town of Ligueux to the south of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and the Dordogne river. The current owners, Christophe and Bénédicte Piat, purchased the property back in 1994 with the intention of restoring the château to its former glory. Of the total vineyard holdings, 35 hectares are planted to Merlot and just 3 hectares to Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris. Their meticulous work in the vineyards ensures excellence in each finished bottle. Quality oak barrels of varying sizes provide the perfect vessels for the 12 month or more maturation of the top red wines.
This is the winery's only bottling that includes Cabernet Franc in the mix. The Cabernet Franc was aged in Italian amphora while the Merlot was aged in large French oak barrels.
This is ripe, fleshy and full-bodied while remaining elegant. Sumptuous plums, hints of purple flowers and overripe blackberries are at the front of the palate while star anise and bitter chocolate are lingering in the background. Very seductive and intriguing.
Pairs really beautifully with grilled red meats or meat-heavy pasta sauces.