Are you starting a wine collection? Consider adding bottles from the Bordeaux-based Chateau La Conseillante winery, which over its long, distinguished history, has developed a reputation for excellence. Ideal Wine Company asks: why should you buy Chateau La Conseillante wine?
Legendary wine region
Bordeaux is one of France’s most celebrated wine-making regions. Located in the South-West of the country, people have been making wine in Bordeaux since the Roman Period. It has now become the largest wine-making region in France, producing around 700m bottles of wine every single day.
Bordeaux is divided into 54 appellations (legally-designated growing areas) for wine making purposes. Many of Bordeaux’s appellations are famous for making superior bottles – which tend to fetch high auction prices, like Pomerol. Based on the right bank of Bordeaux, Pomerol is especially known for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc based red wines produced by wineries such as Chateau La Conseillante.
Wine has been produced on the estate that we call Chateau La Conseillante since the 18th Century. It began when the estate was inherited by an iron Merchant called Catherine Conseillan in 1734. After buying extra land in 1741, Catherine started producing red wines which soon became popular.
The estate eventually fell into the hands of the Nicholas family in 1871, who have owned it ever since. The Nicholas family managed to help the estate recover from the phylloxera epidemic of the late 19th Century which devastated France’s vineyards, ensuring Chateau La Conseillante survived to the 20th Century. The family also choose the distinctive violet bottle capsule that Chateau La Conseillante wines still bear today, opting for this colour to evoke the characteristic aromas that accompany these wines.
The 12 hectare Chateau La Conseillante is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, with grapes grown on vines which are 34 years old, on average. Chateau La Conseillante produces 35 to 40 hectolitres of wine per annum, which it largely ages in new French oak casks, typically for a period of 18 months.
Explaining why you are destined to love Chateau La Conseillante wines, the winery’s official website states: “La Conseillante has a style like no other. Each vintage shows its characteristic bright, deep ruby hue. The nose reveals complex aromas of violets, liquorice and truffles mingling with red berry fruit. The wines display outstanding harmony, finesse and complexity.” Throughout various generations of the Nicholas family, Chateau La Conseillante has released an impressive 145 vintages.
Buy La Conseillante
Wines produced on the historic Chateau La Conseillante estate are rich, complex Merlot reds that taste delicious. If you’re looking for a good Chateau La Conseillante for a price that won’t break the bank, buy the Chateau La Conseillante 2007 from Ideal Wine Company for just £72 right now!