Medium-bodied and well structured Bordeaux
"A juicy, flavourful red with lots of fruit and richness. Full-bodied with ripe, round tannins and a pretty, toasted-oak character to the fruit. Solid. From organically grown grapes" James Suckling
Food Pairing: Steak, especially richer steak dishes such as tournedos Rossini. Posh burgers. Japanese-style steak dishes.
Cellaring: Can be kept until 2034
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The story of Ampélia is about a meeting, a challenge and a conviction. In 1996, three years before acquiring the lands of Ampélia, François Despagne inherited the Grand Corbin-Despagne estate from his family, making it the seventh generation of his family at the helm of this Saint-Emilion property. François then eagerly sought a new challenge and created a new vineyard –this time, not in Saint-Emilion, but in Castillon – Côtes de Bordeaux, the bordering appellation.