Château Montfollet
Le Valentin

AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

In the heart of the best terroirs of the appellations of Blaye and Bourg, this family estate of 67 hectares of vines is located on the hillsides of red clay and limestone, overlooking the Gironde estuary, on the right bank, facing the most prestigious Margaux’s Grands Crus. It has been in the Raimond family for three generations.

Today, attentive to reveal the potential of these wonderful terroirs while respecting the environment, Dominique Raimond, a passionate winemaker and the current owner, uses all the means to get real “Grands Vins de Bordeaux”.

TERROIR

Superb clay-limestone slopes facing South, South-East and South-West, overlooking the Gironde estuary, the vineyard is bathed in light throughout the year and benefits from the mild temperatures of the oceanic climate.

Blend

70% Merlot

30% Malbec

WINEMAKING & VINIFICATION

The natural grass is kept between the rows and the ground under the vine-plants is worked mechanically to galvanize the microbial life and push the roots to go deeper. The property is also certified HEV level 3 (High Environmental Value, the highest level of French environmental certification for farms).

The harvest is picked thank to a machine with latest technologies and is brought in vat house, only intact berries perfectly ripe, without stem, leave or wood. Then it is vinified in stainless tank at low temperatures to preserve all aromas of fruits and aged in barrels for 12 months before the final blend to get the perfect balance between fruit and wood.

TASTING NOTES

A deep garnet-red wine with purple tint, perfumes of jammy black fruits and touches of vanilla and spices, a rich mouth, full and delicate: a blend of fruits, toast and liquorice, perfect to share in special occasions with fine dishes of red meat or cheese.