CHÂTEAU DE RIBEBON RESERVE
BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR

Chateau de Ribebon Reserve 14

Vineyard Blend Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc
Terroir 56 hectares of 60-year-old vines planted at 5000 to 6000 vines per hectare in gravelly sand (over iron oxide subsoil) and clay soils. Moderate oceanic climate.
Farming Vines tended to by hand. Harvested parcel by parcel.
Winemaking Selection parcel by parcel, sorted at the vine and again at the winery. Complete destemming. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with temperature control. Pneumatic press.
Aging Aged under temperature- and aeration-control for 18 months

 

About

The clay-limestone soils of the Ribebon hamlet plateau (in the village of Pessac-sur-Dordogne on Bordeaux’s Right Bank) form the basis of Château de Ribebon Réserve Bordeaux Supérieur. On a rocky plateau overlooking the Dordogne River, The vines have a full southern exposure, allowing for maximum sun (helps bring the fruit to full ripeness). The plateau’s clay and limestone soils offer nutritional balance and allow the vines to adapt to climatic variation. 

Merlot crafts a sophisticated and elegant wine with delicate yet admirable structure and refined red berry aromas. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (this last one from 100 year-old vines, compared to the average vine age of 60 years) bring accents of ripe and supple fruit, with mineral undertones from the limestone supplying freshness. Oak-aged for eighteen months, this wine is all about elegance and balance. Easy to enjoy on its own, it also pairs well with grilled meats and vegetables.  

 

Vintage Blend Accolades
2014 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon XX IWR
2011 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 92 IWR

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