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To the south of Bordeaux city, near Cadillac, Château Ricaud boasts an exceptionally diverse array of soils. Impressed by its quality potential and the architectural splendour of the château, Alain Thiénot (of Champagne fame) bought the property in 1980 and has subsequently put in place a remodelling plan to transform the estate into a benchmark Loupiac and to create a Côtes de Bordeaux worthy of the finest wines.
Château de Ricaud Cadillac is a blend of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Petit Verdot from vines with an average age of 25 years. The wine was vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by ageing in oak barriques, 20% of which were new, for 12 months.
“The wine is a deep purple/red in appearance with ruby tones. The complex bouquet has ripe fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry, together with a hint of liquorice. Very full and generous on the palate the wine has good structure with rounded tannins, a long, savoury finish and well-integrated oak character.”
F. Bonnaffous –Vignobles Dourthe Director