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Ballade de La Pointe AOC Pomerol SCE Chateau La Pointe, 2015




Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc

Ballade de la Pointe is immediately appealing on the nose with intense aromas of blueberries, vanilla and raspberry balsamic. The palate is medium bodied and elegant with a fine racy acidity with more red berries emerging and lingering on the finish. It is a blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc grown on the 23-hectare estate. Château La Pointe is one of the larger estates in Pomerol. It was purchased by the current owners some ten years ago at a time when its wines were not fulfilling their full potential, although it had been cited as far back as 1868 in Cocks & Féret (Bordeaux’s wine property bible) as being one of the top estates of the time. Eric Monneret saw it as a sleeping beauty, which working with his team and under the guidance of consultant Hubert Boüard de Laforest, has awoken. The estate has been renovated and vineyards restructured. Château La Pointe is now back in its rightful place amongst the best of Pomerol.

Medium oak
Lot: 1399 750 ml
M7 D8
Red berries Blueberries, vanilla, raspberry balsamic
Duck breast with berry sauce