The Valmengaux is Merlot dominant, with 10% of the blend attributed to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Deep purple in hue, black fruits jump from the glass; blackberry and dark plums. The palate is generous and fresh with a touch of blueberry and liquorice. A long, enjoyable finish.
It was in 2000 that a husband and wife duo created Domaine de Valmengaux, a small winery on the gentle slopes of Vérac besides Fronsac on Bordeaux`s Right Bank. From 30 to 70-year-old-vines, they have been working diligently to farm their four hectare estate with the utmost of care and attention. Although they practiced organic viticulture from day one, it was only in 2012 that they applied and obtained certification. David and Valérie Vallet – a couple who fell for a life among the vines – have been maintaining these practices and the wines style since they took over Domaine de Valmengaux in 2017. The blend remains 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine is aged for 18 to 24 months in foudres (large wooden vats), oak barrels or 12 months in 500/900-litre earthenware jars, which provide a unique patina.