Made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot grapes, aged in barrels, the Chateau Loudenne Médoc is an elegant wine, with a deep cherry red color, and an ABV of 13%. On the nose, you get black currant and black cherry, with notes of spices, and hints of licorice and vanilla. It’s broad on the palate, with notes of ripe red berries and soft tannins. This is an interesting, elegant Bordeaux red wine.
Pair this Médoc from Chateau Loudenne with cheeses like aged gouda, comte, or provolone. It’s especially brilliant with red meats, like a black pepper steak, or beef brisket. Try it also with roast pork or roast duck.
Chateau Loudenne began it’s 350-year history with Alfred and Walter Gilbey, two British wine merchants who loved the good life. It was in 1875 when they decided to call the property their home in France, with the Loudenne harbor able to ship wines to London and around the world. Called “The Pink Chateau” for the color of its walls, it was witness to many a lively and elegant party, and a family and company that would build the vineyard’s glowing reputation. There is a quote said in the Médoc— “There is no great vineyard which cannot see the river.” Chateau Loudenne is one of the few with a waterfront view of the River Gironde, located west of it. It became the first peninsula chateau in Médoc to produce white wine in 1880. Since then, it has been producing Bordeaux wines with quality fitting for the lavish celebrations held in its history.
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.