Bord Elegance possesses minerality and a delightfully exotic character. It shows a lovely freshness, a precise and persistent structure, from the excellent Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Laudun AOC that is producing increasingly good quality wines.
Appearance – Bright, deep golden yellow hue.
Nose – Very complex and fragrant. In its early youth, the nose is fresh with green apple and citrus aromas and a touch of hazelnut. After a year of cellar-ageing, the notes of apricot come to the fore on the first nose which then goes on to develop notes of honey, vanilla and sweet almonds along with aromas of lovely ripe mango and a floral touch of jasmine and acacia.
Palate – When young, the wine is fresh on entry and continues with a lovely balance of roundness and acidity set off by hints of citrus and fresh summer fruit. After a year of cellar-ageing, the palate becomes even more harmonious and complex with ripe yellow fruit, acacia honey, vanilla and lemon peel flavours.
LOCATION, TERROIR & VINIFICATION
Château de Bord is a property with a 33-hectare vineyard and a medieval castle at its heart overlooking the vines. It is located in Laudun-l’Ardoise in the Gard department, between Bagnols-sur-Cèze and Lirac.
With many years of experience in the Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Laudun AOC, Maison Brotte knows the local terroirs like the back of its hand. It therefore selects the vines with the best exposure growing in sandy-clay soils covered with gravel or stones, with excellent drainage. This lends the wine a great deal of freshness.
VINIFICATION & AGEING
After a rigorous cold settling (10-12°C), the Grenache grapes are fermented according to their maturity and are vinified to obtain aromatic freshness (very low fermentation temperatures, racking, etc..). Bord Elegance is aged on its fine lees to create roundness and texture and further enhance the lovely aromatic freshness. Bottling takes place in the February following the harvest
Serve at 9-10°C.
When young, this wine pairs perfectly with an aperitif of petit fours, mini summer salads, shrimp starters, grilled white fish or white meat, or fresh goat’s cheese. With age, it will work perfectly with shellfish such as crab, white meats in a sauce, fatty fish such as salmon or hard cheeses.
Name: Bord Elégance
Brand: Brotte – Les Crus
Classification: AOC Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Laudun
Region: Southern Rhône Valley (France)
Grape Varieties: Grenache Blanc complemented by Clairette