28 June 2012

DiscoverVin introduces wines from Bordeaux Petits Châteaux-Part One

“Some of Bordeaux's best wine value is to be found at the most conscientious petits châteaux.”  Jancis Robinson

Vineyards at Chateau Moulin Pey-Labrie
Petits Châteaux in French means small castles.  In Bordeaux petits châteaux refers to a property not classified in the 1855 Classification System. Notably petits châteaux is a term synonymous with reasonably priced wine.  Their more famous neighbours often eclipse wines from petits châteaux, but if you love good red wine then it is well worth discovering them. Often just a fence separates the petit chateaux from a more expensive classified neighbour.  As the prices of the classified chateaux continue to rise, it is the petit chateaux that offer great value.  It is often said that in good years the best value is found in these petit chateaux as quality is found across the region, not just in the expensive chateaux.

DiscoverVin have sourced the following wines from petits châteaux from appellations throughout Bordeaux:

·      Canon Fronsac
·      Fronsac
·      Haut Medoc
·      Listrac Medoc (including Margaux, Pauillac and St Julien)
·      Medoc
·      Pessac Leognan
·      Saint Émilion

DiscoverVin have chosen wines to suit both the palate and the pocket of Australian red wine lovers.

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