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Vino Vero

110 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1BU | hello@vinovero.co.uk | 01702 808 251

Bargains are still to be had in this part of France. We were bowled over by this wine. It’s fruity and accessible, but still with that savoury power that makes for great Bordeaux.


Fresh berry notes butt against the savoury, gravelly undertones, leading to a long and elegant finish. It’s three in the afternoon on a Thursday as I write this and now I’m craving roast beef - what higher compliment could you give a Bordeaux?


Just a little south of famous St. Emilion, the estate is in the less well known Entre-Deux-Mers. The land may be cheaper, but there’s still a great terroir, with the high hills and the gravelly soils that give the region is character.


This blend uses mostly Merlot for its open fruitiness, but 18% Cabernet Sauvignon adds a fine structure.


Grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 13.5%

Chateau la Gravelle, Bordeaux, France