Red dry wine.
Grapes: Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Cabernet sauvignon 5%
Location:10km at the east of Saint Emilion, on the appellation Cotes de Castillon
Estates on Bordeaux's Right Bank embrace the ripe, velvety quality that Merlot grapes bring to red blends, and Chateau Terrasson is no exception. Their Merlot-dominant Cuvee Prevenche hails from old vines in Castillon.
Cotes de Bordeaux, an area just east of Saint-Emilion, and charms with fragrant notes of blackberry, plum, tobacco, woodsy spice, and earth that resolve in a long, chocolatey finish. Supple tannins and fresh acidity contribute to its elegant structure, allowing for a variety of pairings - try wine-braised chicken, grilled strip steaks, or a flaky mushroom pot pie.
Tasting: Ripe flavors of red berries and blackberry, framed by smoke and toast, while a crisp edge of acidity keeps this lively. Tannins are solid and well-integrated. Smooth and long finish provides great value.