Chateau Le Temple Médoc, Cru Bourgeois, 2014
Chateau Le Temple is a red wine produced in the AOC Médoc appellation , classified Cru Bourgeois of the appellation.
The estate extends over 18 hectares of vines, it has several times been named ” the Lafitte of the lower Médoc ” for the quality of its wines.
Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 35% and 5% Petit Verdot.
The dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon in this structured wine shows in the firm tannins, the ripe black-currant fruit and the elegance of a wine that is both ripe and firm. It will develop well and will be ready to drink from 2018.
Food Pairing Recommendations: This wine will go perfectly with and red meats such as a beef fillet. Enjoy it as well with a cold cut platter, lamb or any poultry. It is a great friend with Duck Magret.
Located in the communes of Bégadan and Valeyrac in the north of the Médoc, the 18 hectares of Château le Temple extend over a hillside of Garonne gravel in the basement of alios. Its origin dates back to the order of the Templars, more than seven centuries ago. We still find traces of it in the vast constructions of the castle with its sober lines and its beautiful cut stones, as well as in its name.
The 1880s saw the resurrection of the vineyard. It then appears in the famous Féret guide to Bordeaux and its wines. He even received the nickname of Lafitte du bas Médoc for the quality of his productions.
Later, in 1933, the current owner’s grandfather acquired the estate. Château le Temple has now been run for 3 generations by the Bergey family, who work their vines and vinify their grapes in the purest Médoc tradition. They also own a small estate in the commune of Bégadan, Château le Breuilh, on less than 5 hectares.