A beautiful Bordeaux - Esprit Bel Air La Royere 2016 and a comic book about wine : Les Ignorants. You can choose between the French and the English version.
About the book:
Etienne Davodeau is a comic artist. He doesn't know much about the world of wine-making. Richard Leroy is a wine-maker. He's rarely even read comics. But these two are full of good will and curiosity. Why do we choose to spend one's life writing and creating comics or producing wine? How and for whom do we do them? To answer these questions, for more than a year, Etienne went to work in Richard's vineyards and cellar. Richard, in return, leapt into the world of comics. They opened a lot of bottles and read many comics. They traveled around, meeting authors and wine-makers sharing their passion for their jobs. The first time a book explores the nature of a man's vocation with a true life representation of it from two very different perspectives. They get to realize they both have that precious and necessary power to bring people together.
About the wine:
Region : Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
Grape variety : 90% Merlot - 5% Malbec- 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Terroir: Argilo-Calcaire (sol et sous-sol)
Viticulture : Sustainable farming – the domaine is now organic certified. Old vines (30 years). Manual harvest.
Winemaking technique: Fermentation in a mix of steel and concrete tanks, followed by a 4 weeks maceration to extract flavours, tannins and colours.
Aging: 15 months in oak barrel.
This cuvée opens with notes of black fruit and elegant oak. Volume, softness, supple and silky tannins, persistence: for the mind, but also for the body.
It is a complex, silky and smooth wine that will benefit decanting. It then develops aromas of cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant and hints of spice and liquorice. Very well balanced, almost jammy, this wine is perfect on a steak or even on white meats.
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