Wine of the Week 10/23/18

Historians date the first vineyards in the Côtes de Bourg from Roman plantings in the 2nd century AD, far earlier than the more famous regions to the immediate west. These days, this region (known as the Little Switzerland of Bordeaux due to its hilly topography) is a prime place to look for friendly, merlot-based Bordeaux at a good value.

Built in the 16th Century, Chateau Maine d’Arman majestically overlooks the edge of the commune of Bourg-sur-Gironde, in the heart of Côtes-de-Bourg appellation. The Bassereau family acquired the property in 1900, and Valérie and Philippe Bassereau continue to manage the winery today. The vineyards are located on one of the highest points in the appellation, benefiting from exceptional sunshine. Sustainable agriculture is practiced.

This surprisingly layered Côtes de Bourg is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Malbec. Perfect for Fall, with or without food!

Regular price: $13.99
Special Wine of the Week sale price: $9.96!

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