The Wine Front, Mike Bennie: Vintage 2018, 91/100
The Wine Front, Mike Bennie: Vintage 2015, 91/100
Category: Medium bodied red.
Appellation: Vin de France (Bordeaux region, Entre-Deux-Mers)
Farming: Sustainable viticulture (certified)
Grapes: Cabernet Franc (60%), Merlot (30%), Syrah (10%)
About the wine: Cold, pre-ferment maceration. Cool fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Short, traditional ageing in cement tank.
Taste like: Lighter colour. Vibrant bright red berries on the noise and beautiful subtle notes of fresh ferment. Palate is medium bodied all about strawberries, Beaujolais-esque vibe and crunchy finish. Highly smashable. Delicious as well slightly chilled in summer.
When to drink: Drink now or in the next 3 years after vintage.
Service: Chilled or 14 degrees C.
Food match: Perfect match for stuffed tomatoes, roast chicken, spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne, ratatouille, a lamb tagine or even a red berry fruit compote.