58 Guineas Claret Bordeaux Rouge 2014 75cl

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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Brand 58 Guineas
Grape Variety Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Closure Type Screw Top
Vintage 2014
Maturity Drink Now
Food Match Great with grilled beef, sausages and mash, bolognaise, pizza and goulash – a good all-rounder red
Style Youthful, medium bodied and well balanced
An everyday drinking claret. On the nose, fresh and forward, lively red fruit backed by good depth - true claret typicity, youthful but unmistakable. On the palate, round medium-bodied, perfectly balanced flavours of youthful red fruit with claret backbone, easily enjoyable on its own or with food. Merlot 33%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%, Cabernet Franc 33% Blend
Country Of Origin: France

Bordeaux reclaims ‘claret’ name


From Jane Anson at Decanter:


Though it has fallen out of fashion, the word claret – from ‘clairet’ or clear – was for centuries used by the British as a generic term for Bordeaux red wine.

Allan Sichel, managing director of Sichel wine merchants and president of the Union des Maisons de Negoce de Bordeaux, told Decanter.com that the intention is to use Claret de Bordeaux for wines that are ‘light and fruity, easy to drink, in the same style as the original claret when it was prized by the English in former centuries’.

The expectation is that the term will be used mainly by AOC Bordeaux, AOC Bordeaux Superieur and AOC Cotes de Bordeaux, to allow them to create new brands with a clear taste profile for consumers.

‘It is not a new appellation,’ a spokesperson for Bordeaux trade body the  CIVB  confirmed, ‘but a commercial brand aimed at re-invigorating the everyday drinking category of Bordeaux wines.’

 ‘The term has never been official before, and has never used by the French,’ said Sichel, ‘but for the new brand to work, it needs it to have legitimacy not only in England, but in all export markets, and within France itself. We feel confident that it is simple and clear enough to work.’

Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/bordeaux-reclaims-claret-34107/

Country Of Origin: France

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