CHATEAU BEGADAN MEDOC CRU ARTISAN

CHATEAU BEGADAN MEDOC CRU ARTISAN

The “Crus Artisans” of Bordeaux are not often mentioned, but this superior château classification has in fact existed for over one and a half centuries. In 1989, a small group of châteaux decided to resurrect the term, which had fallen into disuse in the 1930s. Today, 44 small châteaux are permitted to use the term “Cru Artisan”, in the appellations of Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc, Moulis, Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe. Château Bégadan is a small property in the heart of the Médoc, run by Monsieur and Madame Salette, the fifth generation of vignerons to make wine at the estate. The wines are made using sustainable, traditional agricultural methods, whereby much is still done by hand.

GRAPE VARIETY : 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
LOCATION : Medoc
SOIL : Clay and limestone
WINEMAKING : Traditional vinification in Stainless steel vats with temperature control
AGEING IN BARREL : 12 months in French oak
AGEING POTENTIAL IN BOTTLE : 10 years
COLOR : Deep red colour
NOSE : Aromas of dark fruits, ripe figs, spice and toasty oak
MOUTH : An elegantly structured wine with good length on the finish
SERVICE : Between 16ºC & 18ºC
FOOD PARING : Served with grilled meat and poultry
AWARDS : Gold Medal Bordeaux

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