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  1. Château de Thuron (Bordeaux)

    "Grape varieties      
    60 % Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.
    Vigorous grape varieties, pruned to »guillot mixte»: the vinegrower chooses a cane (branch with 6 shoots) out of the old wood of the vine stock and a cot (with 2 eyes) on the other side. This traditional handling provokes the grapevine to search for its vital and essential elements in the depth of the soil.      

    Ageing of Prestige 2007 in oak barrels from Tronçais

    Wine making

    The grapes are harvested by hand at the peak of their maturity in conditions of perfect hygiene.
    After de-stemming the grapes are put into tanks for the postfermenting maceration which will take about 2 to 3 weeks under a controlled temperature. During the wine making we give preferential treatment to the extraction of fruit flavour as well as to obtain a long and silky tanic structure. In order to preserve the wine’s character it will not be filtered. It ages in oak barrels at least one year. the winemaker uses natural yeasts and  organic farming but no certified"

    Very Good Classic NC

    I follow Château Thuron for several years . It is clean, pure, without chemical yeast, without chaptalization. You must keep them in the cellar for several years. I tasted the 2002 last year (small vintage) it was beautiful.

    Jean-Pierre Lallement


    The wines:
    Château Thuron Tradition: If you want wine for keeping, you can buy them young.
    Château Saint-Martin de Monfélix: it is more mineral than others.
    Cuvée prestige: In case of a blind tasting among the great wines of Bordeaux, you will surprise your guests. They are also  wines for keeping
    Cattleya Thuron (Bordeaux Clairet): it is a curiosity for the summer

    Cuvée Prestige 2002 (after 1 day opening) 17 €
    Dark cherry to orange shades
    1: Nose of candied peppers pure
    2nd: nose of candied fruit and peppers
    The nose is pure and racy
    The attack is smooth and  semi ample
    The palate is full, concentrated and long
    The tannins are hard but fine, the finish is slightly bitter but pleasant, the retro-olfaction is  long and complex (mineral, pepper and tannins)
    This Cabernet Sauvignon wine from small  vintage  is generous. It can be drunk now

    SCEA du Château Thuron
    Jean-Pierre et Pierrette Lallement
    Domaine du Thuron - 33190 Pondaurat  - France

    Tél.: (33) 05 56 71 23 92
    Fax: (33) 05 56 71 01 89

    Present in  paris for « salons des vignerons indépendants » (November and March)