Ponty 2014
Product No. 2018FEB01

Clos Virolle Bordeaux Superieur

Member's Price: ¥175 per bottle
  • 2014
  • Red
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Bordeaux, 
  • France
Total : ¥1,050.00

This approachable red Bordeaux is made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. It has an attractive ruby colour with a lovely, fruity nose expressing the dark plum and red and black cherry character of Merlot, together with the black fruits and leafy notes of Cabernet Franc. The wine ages in old vats for 20 months to soften and refine its texture. On the palate, it has attractive fruit and well-balanced acidity with enough tannic structure to enhance what is a medium-bodied wine. Very easy to drink!

This wine is produced from only 2.4 hectares of vineyard space just outside the AOP region of Canon-Fronsac where the Ponty family is based. Made from 40 year-old vines, based on clay and silt soils, the Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown here really reflect the character of red Bordeaux from this region. All vines in this Ponty vineyard are harvested by hand with no use of herbicides as the family wants to preserve the bio-diversity and health of its precious vineyards.

This classic expression of an easy-drinking red Bordeaux is made by the Ponty family of Canon-Fronsac. The Ponty winery was established by Victor Ponty in 1905. By 1925 Victor Ponty was able to purchase Chateau du Pavillon; and in 1938 a further property, Chateau Grand Renouil, joined the Ponty family of wineries. Since 1980, Ponty has been run by Michel Ponty and his dedicated family. The Ponty philosophy is to produce wines that reflect the local terroir; focused on the fruity freshness of the Merlot grape.

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