The lazy days of summer are the perfect time to explore Medoc Cru Bourgeois vintages from France.
Here are two hot tips for sipping.
Chateau Rollan de By ($25) celebrates the environment and the return to traditional viticulture with some new technologies. This exciting wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot and aged 10 months.
Its sophistication shows off with aromas of mocha, licorice and black tea, opening the curtain for enticing blackberry and plum flavors.
Pour this with barbecued chicken, hearty cheeses and prime rib.
Haut—Logat Cru Bourgeois from the Medoc Appellation is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This beautiful wine slept 15 months in oak barrels.
A beautiful garnet hue in the glass, cascades of plum and violet aromas excite the senses and delight the palate with toast on the finish.
Enjoy this with asparagus quiche and braised lamb.