Château Du Bergey Fronsac 2018
93 Points International Wine Report. "The 2018 Château du Bergey is absolutely fantastic". In the heart of the miniscule 1000 hectare Fronsac appellation tucked in between Chateaux Dalem, Haut Carles and Beausejour, and on the banks of the ambling Dordogne river this property is a real hidden jewel. On the palate this possesses gorgeous full-bodied richness with beautifully polished tannins support the layers of ripe dark fruits that build up to the supple finish. This is fabulous today and should go on to offer a drinking window that spans over a decade long.
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About the Producer
In the heart of the miniscule 1000 hectare Fronsac appellation tucked in between
Chateaux Dalem, Haut Carles and Beausejour, and on the banks of the ambling
Dordogne river this property is a real hidden jewel. The microclimate created by the
rolling hills of clay and chalk situated by the mineral rich river have an effect on the
Merlot grapes which gives them stunning acidity. The case in point of this is Olivier’s still vibrant 2003 tasted against a number of Saint Émilions and Pomerols which are now well past it. Olivier leaves wild grasses to grow among the vines for the simple reason that the blend of clay and chalk is optimum for holding water. Leaving the grass means that principally if it rains just before harvest, the grapes do not become bloated and diluted.
It was apparent from an early age that Olivier Goujon was destined to be a passionate
and involved winemaker. He began spending his summers and all of his spare time
working in the family vineyards at the age of twelve as well as helping his friends in
the Loire with their harvests. As every consumer will drink the wines away from the
property, it is important to Olivier & Thierry that tastings happen under the most realistic conditions. Comparative tastings with a second winemaker also take place to give a third independent and honest opinion.
93 Points International Wine Report
The 2018 Château du Bergey is absolutely fantastic. It instantly begins to impress as it displays a gorgeous dark inky colour, followed by inviting aromas of ripe blackberries, dark cherries, exotic spices, tobacco, violets and hints of liquorice all taking shape and emerging from the glass. On the palate this possesses gorgeous full-bodied richness with beautifully polished tannins support the layers of ripe dark fruits that build up to the supple finish. This is fabulous today and should go on to offer a drinking window that spans over a decade long.
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