The Château Tour du Mayne Haut-Médoc is a Bordeaux-style wine with a deep and intense red color. It’s made with Cabernet Sauvignon and merlot grapes, and has earthy, floral and fruity aromas. The wood aging gives it a nice spicy dimension, and it’s juicy on the palate, with notes of cedar, vanilla, and chocolate. It has a rich and elegant finish.
This pairs well with beef, lamb, and venison, grilled or roasted. It’s also great with poultry dishes, like a caramelized chicken.
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.