2016 Pentimento Côtes de Bordeaux
Winemaker Michele D'Aprix is currently the only American female winemaker in Bordeaux and we lover her latest incarnation of Pentimento. For those who aren't familiar, Michele lives in NYC, runs a wine importing business and makes wine in a handful of places from Bordeaux to Catalonia, but Pentimento is her baby, a tribute to her winemaking mentors. For 2016 she chose a new vineyard in Cotes de Castillon and the wine is better than ever. This is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc from a single organic vineyard in Castillon, on the right bank, destemmed and fermented with native yeast in steel, then aged for a year in barrel and bottled with minimal sulfur. Silky dark berry fruit, black pepper and earthy truffle notes all in beautiful balance thanks to this stellar vintage.
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