Winemaker Simon Groves and his wife Amanda Ritchie are the passionate team behind Terroir Wines - Crafting Site Specific Wines.
Simon says "Why do we borrow a word from the French and use it in the context what we do in wine? Well, there simply isn’t a word we know in English that encapsulates the complex summation of factors that go into making wine and at the same time expresses the uniqueness between one place and another."
"Why does a wine from one vineyard differ from that next to it, why do wines from here exhibit a greater depth to that wine from just over there."
"Terroir, defines the character and difference that makes wine an adventure."
BDX is Terroir Wines homage to the Bordeaux varieties that around the globe, find their best expression in some of the finest terroir where wine is made. Here, Martinborough and the very warm 2010 vintage express themselves through a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) with the balancing touch of Merlot (20%).
The grapes for BDX 2010 were sourced from old vines planted near the heart of Martinborough. The wine was fermented in small volumes and aged for close to 36 months in a mix of old French and new American oak.
BDX 2010 is an extremely limited production of 696 bottles that is ready for your enjoyment today or evolution in the cellar for up to 15 years from the date of vintage.
The 2011 vintage was great for this vineyard with the grapes being harvested for Stampede in the second week of May. The ideal combination of moderate brix (22.5 average) and long maturation on the vine presents a full and powerful wine with high volumes of ripe tannin and restrained alcohol. This wine will drink well over the next 5 years at least with significant likelihood of increased complexity over a greater period.
They recommend Stampede for those that love their full-bodied reds and unique wines of interest. With food, Stampede is an especially suitable accompaniment to any prime steak cuts, stews, osso bucco and ragu, or simply a plate of black olives.
BDX is Terroir Wines homage to the Bordeaux varieties that around the globe, find their best expression in some of the finest terroir where wine is made. 2011 was a year where Martinborough wines found an outstanding intensity and harmonious balance.
This BDX 2011 is an exciting assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Merlot in equal thirds. The grapes were sourced from old vines planted near the heart of Martinborough. Each variety was fermented separately and aged in a mix of Hungarian and French oak barriques for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.
BDX 2011 is dark and intensely aromatic with a volume of ripe fine tannin that will aid the wine to evolve in the cellar, drinking well through to 2025 and possibly beyond. A very limited production of 800 bottles.
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