Chateau Comte de Senejac Haut Medoc 2014
The Comte de Senejac is the second wine of Chateau Senajac. This is a medium bodied Bordeaux red wine, smooth and elegant with a very appealing style.
Château Sénéjac is one of the most beautiful buildings in the whole region and has a long and fascinating history dating back more than five centuries. The first vines were planted by Nicolas de Blois, the first known owner of the estate in the sixteenth century. A number of nobles and gentry succeeded de Blois as head of the property but it was not until Lorraine Cordier, the owner of Château Talbot, purchased the estate that new impetus was given to the vinyards. Cordier aimed to establishing the estate as one of the best in the Médoc crus. Following the death of Lorraine Cordier in 2011, the property was taken over by her sister Nancy Bignon Cordier.
Thinning, green harvesting, hand picking and precise sorting.
Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with daily pumping over. It is then transferred using gravity to French oak barrels (30% new) where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. It is aged for eight to ten months before bottling.
Very deep colour with an expressive nose of black fruits and spices. Sénéjac is powerful and intense, while remaining smooth, thanks to the finesse of its tannins. A charming and distinguished wine that can be drunk young, when its fruity aromas are most enjoyable, or, even better, after ageing to discover the elegance and the richness of its terroir.
A wonderful accompaniment to roast beef, rack of lamb, partridge and also hard cheeses
Grapes - Merlot 63%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37%
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/No
Milk/Eggs - No/Yes
Contains Sulphites - Yes
ABV% - 13.5%