The region of Bordeaux is generally divided into two sections. The Left and Right Bank. The region of Bergerec is just a little further right and South of the “Right Bank”. In fact it is around 45 klms East of the city of Bordeaux, sharing similar soils and climates. Being right of the “Right Bank” this wine is mainly Merlot (55%) with the balance being Malbec.
The fruit was all handpicked, and went through a temperature controlled fermentation over 6 days. The wine was then transferred to oak barrels (20% new and 80% one year old) resting on lees for 15 months before bottling. The 2009 vintage is considered a classic in Bordeaux and Bergerac is no exception.
The colour is deep red and the nose is lifted with a complex combination of black cherries, subtle spices and toasty elements. This wine has great structure, balance and length and whilst drinking well now, it will reward careful cellaring.