The vines of Château D’Arcins were first planted in the 14th century by order of the Knights Templar, and is then one of the oldest estates in the Haut-Médoc. This wine is a beautiful deep red color, and is made with a Bordeaux blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
This Haut-Médoc is rich and well-balanced, with strong aromas of red fruits and notes of orange peel. On the palate, it’s full and well-rounded, with notes of black fruits, excellent tannins, and elegant minerality. It’s luscious and robust, and reflective of the Haut-Médoc terroir.
Pair the Chateau D’Arcins Haut-Médoc with pates, mature cheeses, and cured meats to start with. For your main course, enjoy this red wine with lamb, beef, game, duck, and dishes with rich sauces.
Found on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary, in the Bordeaux wine region in Southwestern France, Haut-Médoc is an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for wine.
Interestingly enough, it was not used for winemaking originally. The vast areas of salt marsh were mainly used for animal grazing until the 17th century, when Dutch merchants created a drainage that converted the marshes into usable vineyard. This ambitious undertaking was done mainly to give the Portugese and Graves wines competition in the British wine market. The wine regions of Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Margaux, and Saint-Estephe took shape in Bordeaux before long, and by the 19th century, Haut-Médoc became one of the most prosperous wine regions in France.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.