Le Chevalier | Cabernet Sauvignon Blend | France | 2012

A rich, intense bouquet and a complex and persistent palate are the key drivers behind this exciting Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Notes of vanilla, baking spice and smoke match the ripe forest berries and red fruits, and a pleasant acidity and present tannins give medium-full body. This is wine with excellent potential for cellaring, or to enjoy with a range of rich dishes, from roasted meats to game stews.

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winemaker: Château Falfas
Varietal: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Style: Biodynamic and vegan friendly. Aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels and racked every 3 months.
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sulfite Content: 21mg/l

$100.00 SGD



OUR WINEMAKER

Château Falfas

"Biodynamics is an extraordinary tool for quality, which respects the entire cultural agricultural environment, a true sustainable agriculture.” – Véronique Cochran, Château Falfas.

Château Falfas is located on the southern slopes of the right bank of the Gironde, in a region nicknamed “little Switzerland of the Gironde”. With fantastic clay-limestone soils that allow merlot, cabernet and malbec grapes to flourish, Véronique creates wines with a keen minerality and freshness.

The mild climate in the region allows the grapes to reach their full maturity under ideal conditions. Limited yields, manual harvests, selection of grapes at the peak of their maturity, long and careful vinification with indigenous yeasts and ageing in French oak barrels are all part of the arsenal of techniques Véronique employs to guarantee delicious, expressive wines.

The wines from Falfas are certified biodynamic, which allows Veronique to create a true reflection of the terroir in her wines, without artificial additives or chemicals. You’ll find a collection of rich, generous wines that are worth sharing.

WHAT IS BIODYNAMIC WINE?

Biodynamic wines are made using a series of farming procedures developed from the work of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s. There’s a focus on the entire vineyard as an ecosystem, with the vines co-existing with other plants, animals and the soil. 

There’s a commitment to the cycles of the moon, strict fertilization preparations (including burying manure in a cow’s horn over the winter!) and many other recommended farming practices. Although biodynamic wines are made in an organic way, they have different certification methods (from bodies like Demeter and Biodyvin) and slightly different rules concerning sulfites.

One thing that separates biodynamic wine producers from many other winemakers is the intense ways they care for the land. All biodynamic farming principles used are concerned with caring for the vineyard ecosystem as a whole. So if you find a biodynamic wine, you can be pretty sure the producers have been thinking long and hard about how to create green, sustainable wines.

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