Château Victoria, Cru Bourgeois, is located north of Saint-Estèphe, on the left bank of the Gironde. It extends over twenty hectares, on fine gravel soil.
Traditional, with total destemming of the harvest. The vatting lasts 3 weeks during which the maceration is optimized by numerous pumping over. Partial aging in American oak barrels for 6 months. Fresh chips in vinification.
Nice nose of blond tobacco, with peaty notes. It is silky in the mouth, with a finish on tight tannins.
Serve at 16-18C°, with a roast wood pigeon, duck aiguillettes with porcini mushrooms, a shoulder of suckling lamb in the oven...