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Chateau de la Commanderie

Chateau La Commanderie 'Esprit de la Commanderie' Red Blend, Pomerol, France

Chateau La Commanderie 'Esprit de la Commanderie' Red Blend, Pomerol, France

"Bordeaux's New Classic: The 2017 Esprit de la Commanderie"

History and Pedigree

In the picturesque vineyards of Bordeaux, a love story intertwined with the passion for winemaking gave birth to Chateau La Commanderie. Founded by Andrew and Melody, whose honeymoon in Bordeaux ignited a dream to create their own wine legacy, their journey led them to the charming Chateau La Commanderie. With the guidance of their friend and renowned winemaker Pascal Chatonnet, the chateau underwent significant renovations, promising a fusion of tradition and innovation in every bottle. Today, it is a testament to their vision, nestled in the prestigious Pomerol appellation, ready to share its story through each vintage.

Production Highlights

Chateau La Commanderie's rebirth is marked by its embrace of cutting-edge winemaking technologies, including a thermo-regulatory system and gravitational devices in its cellar, ensuring the gentlest handling of grapes. This modern approach, combined with the meticulous stewardship of their six-hectare vineyard, allows for crafting wines that respect Bordeaux's rich heritage while showcasing Pomerol's unique terroir. The result is a wine portfolio that speaks to both the heart and the palate, led by the esteemed winemaker Pascal Chatonnet.

Product Details

  • Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
  • Blend: 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Franc
  • Color: Deep, vibrant red
  • ABV: 13.5%

Sensory Perception

The 2017 Esprit de la Commanderie is a harmonious expression of Pomerol's esteemed terroir. This red blend, predominantly Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc, unfolds in layers of complexity. On the nose, it greets with an intoxicating bouquet of black plum and blackberry, underpinned by subtle hints of vanilla and cedar from oak aging. The palate is treated to a full-bodied, tannic structure balanced by crisp acidity. Flavors of ripe cherry and raspberry dance alongside notes of chocolate and truffles, culminating in a dry, lingering finish that echoes the wine's elegant balance.

Pairings and Occasions

This wine's robust character and nuanced flavors make it an ideal companion for rich, savory dishes. Pair it with a classic beef bourguignon, roasted lamb, or a hearty mushroom risotto to elevate the dining experience. The 2017 Esprit de la Commanderie is not just a wine; it's a celebration of perseverance, passion, and the timeless allure of Bordeaux. Perfect for special occasions or as a cherished gift to connoisseurs, it promises to be a memorable addition to any wine collection.

A Bordeaux Beacon

Chateau La Commanderie, with its 2017 Esprit de la Commanderie, represents a bold step into the future while honoring the timeless traditions of Bordeaux winemaking. Under the stewardship of Andrew, Melody, and Pascal Chatonnet, the chateau is poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of wine, inviting enthusiasts and novices alike to discover the depth and elegance of Pomerol. This wine is more than a drink; it's a journey through the heart of Bordeaux, crafted with love, skill, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

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