Détail du vignoble
|GRAPE VARIETIES||Merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, carménère|
|VINEYARD SURFACE AREA||12 hectares|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||38,000 bottles|
Histoire et anecdotes
The Valandraud estate was founded in 1991 when Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud decided to invest their savings in a 0.6-hectare plot.
Valandraud was classified “B” as First Grand Cru during the 2012 Saint Emilion Grand Crus classification.
Valandraud is named after the combination of the word “val” (“valley” in French) in reference to the vineyard geographical situation within the Fongaban Valley, and “Andraud”, Murielle surname, Jean-Luc Thunevin’s wife.
Jean-Luc Thunevin is considered as the Father of garage wines, a very popular micro-cuvée, with fruity and woody explosions, free of the appellation’s very stringent rules.
|GRAPE VARIETIES||100% of merlot|
|AROMAS||Blackberry, blackcurrant, kirsch, cigar box, smoke, plum|
|FOOD AND WINE PAIRING||Braised lamb shoulder|
|WINEMAKING||Traditional winemaking. Depending on the vintage, it can be done in thermo-regulated wood vats, stainless steel vats or thermo-regulated concrete vats. Wine ageing is made in new oak barrels.|
|BOTTLE SIZE||75 CL|