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 magnificent 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

60% white Sauvignon

20% grey Sauvignon

20% Sémillon

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 to bring in vat house only intact berries perfectly ripe, without stem, leave or wood. Then it is vinified in oak barrels and aged in barrels for 6 months on fine lees with regular stirrings.

TASTING NOTES

A wine with a great complexity, a mellow woody and exotic fruit aromas. The best pairing is to share this wine with seafood or white meat or a fish casserole, but it can also be drunk as an aperitif or with a cheese plate.