Deep crimson-purple colour. The initial nose is very fresh, with voluptuous notes of strawberry jam. The secondary bouquet develops a more liquoricey character. The attack is lively and supple, with fine tannins. The freshness and hint of liquorice make a pleasant return on the palate.
|Producer||Delphis de la Dauphine|
|Keeping||Drink within 5 to 7 years of bottling.|
|Vinification||Traditional ploughing, leaf removal on one side. Green harvests, manual and mechanical harvests. Double sorting before and after destemming. Concrete temperature-controlled vats. Average 20 days maceration, matured in oak barrels (10% new) for 12 months.|
We at Pierre Hourlier Wines are proud to partner with Château de la Dauphine to showcase their Fronsac Merlot. Cardinal Richelieu acquired Fronsac in the 17th century and passed it down to his great nephew Louis-Francois-Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, the Duke of Fronsac. He supplied the Chateau de Versailles with Fronsac wines, which were particularly appreciated by the Dauphine of France. She stayed at the Chateau and granted it her title in memory of her visit.
In 2015, the domain was purchased by the Labrune family who admirably seek to produce high quality biodynamic wines that express the finesse of their terroir. Over the course of its 350 years, the property has gradually increased in size, and now has 53 hectares of vines. It is reported to be one of the largest properties in the Libourne region.
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