Monday, May 7, 2012

Chateau Valentons-Canteloup Bordeaux Superieur

Chateau Valentons-Canteloup Bordeaux Superieur is a family-owned property that sits just along the Dordogne river in Bordeaux (in the village of St. Loub├Ęs just about 1km east of the A10-autoroute from Paris to Bordeaux for all you map nuts). It is owned by the Meynard family and Jacques Meynard makes all the wine on the property from white to rose to red. I have been working with Jacques for the last 5 years and his wines consistently please the Chicago consumer as I have sold 1000's of bottles of his wine.
Jacques Meynard and his father, Monsieur Meynard.

The vineyards are planted to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, depending on the parcels and their respective "terroir". To this end, Jacques has two different wines holding the Bordeaux Superieur appellation, Chateau Valentons-Canteloup, dominated by Merlot, and Chateau Bois Malot, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon:

Jacques is very proud of his wines and it shows:

Jacques also makes a wine under the label of Chateau Valentons-Canteloup that he calls "Cuvee Excentrique", and it is truly eccentric for a Bordeaux Superieur, made from Petit Verdot (70%) and Merlot (30%). More on this in another blog.

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