Dourthe Reserve Montagne St Emilion - Waitrose

Dourthe Reserve Montagne St Emilion


was £11.79
25% Off
Offer ends 20/05/2014
Vintage: 2011
Region: Bordeaux , France
Colour: Red
Style: Medium to Full Bodied
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
An excellent-value, soft-textured claret from the Montagne Saint-Émilion region produced by the highly regarded négociant house of Dourthe. Flavours of ripe blueberry and blackberry fruit combine in this wine with savoury cedar notes to great effect. Red meats, stews and roasts are great accompaniments.

Wine Buyers' Winter Favourites
"Soft and approachable, this has luscious, ripe fruit flavours of dark cherry and plum. It's a beautifully balanced, elegant claret that's ideal with a Sunday roast."
Cat Lomax, Wine Buyer

Home to many of the world's finest wines, Bordeaux has a whole range of delicious, affordable and sensational offerings. The vibrant dry whites made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon are of consistently high quality and ideal for summer parties.

The Bordeaux region is divided by the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. On the 'left bank' of the Gironde, the Médoc area makes red wines mainly from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Usually they're blended with one or two other grape varieties, including Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Cabernet Sauvignon makes wines with great structure and ageing potential. The very best wines from the region were classified over 150 years ago and are known as 'Classed Growths'. Across the river, the undulating countryside is home to communes such as Saint-Émilion and Pomerol and the larger areas of the Côtes de Blaye, Bourg and Castillon. This area typically enjoys hotter summers than the Médoc, making it ideal for growing Merlot, which is usually blended with small percentages of the other red grape varieties. Wines from the 'right bank' tend to age sooner, with softer flavours making them easier to drink when young.