Chateau Haut Rian Selection Parcellaire
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux AOC , Bordeaux, France
Only produced with particularly good vintages, it never fails to live up to expectations. This red wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc. It is medium-full bodied, but elegant and smooth with a lovely balance between ripe fruit, hints of oak and fine tannins. Superbly made and perfect with red meats or a strong hard cheese.
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
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Château Haut Rian is a family property of 80 ha located about 30 km southeast of Bordeaux in the Premieres Côtes De Bordeaux and covers the hilly banks of the Garonne and includes a mix of different soil types. Château Haut Rian grow their white grapes on silty clay soils, while grapes for their red wines are grown on clay-limestone terroir.
Before starting Château Haut Rian in 1988, Pauline's father set off to build on his family winemaking experience and oenological qualifications, spending seven years working in an Australian winery. This diverse experience in the distinct regions of Alsace and Australia made Michel a very skilful artisan. It's this skill that allows Château Haut Rian to produce a range of meticulously made wines at a great price. Several Wines Direct sales representatives have worked at Château Haut Rian during the harvest, so we've seen firsthand the care and attention that goes into producing these fantastic wines. If you want to gain a new appreciation for fantastic Bordeaux, there's nothing better than tasting Château Haut Rian.
"This wine exudes fine ripe blackcurrant fruit from old vines, while 12 months ageing in new oak barrels gives a toasty gloss. The result is wine of Cru Bourgeois quality at Chilean prices. It would be delicious with pan fried medallions of pork and creamy Dauphinoise potatoes."
"From a small family-owned producer who trained in Australia so he understands the importance of fruit. Côtes de Bordeaux is underrated and often a source of value-focused, Merlot-dominated wines. This has chocolate and black fruit aromas, full flavoured with lingering plums and chocolate, texture and a little structure but with a pleasing, Merlot-dominated finish."
"Good quality spicy Cabernet fruit backing up the Merlot makes this a real hit for the modest ask. Luscious, liquorice, cinnamon and cloves."
"Some interesting floral aromas mingling with spiced plum, supple tannin and elegant acidity."