Have you ever wanted to drink an Old Style Claret? If you travel back in time to 1855, when the chateaux were being ranked into Grand Cru Classé, the Claret the British loved so well had a little Syrah from Hermitage, in the northern Rhône, in the blend. Bordeaux has started to create limited amounts of these wines again – they are unusual and difficult to find. Cuvée harks back to this bygone era.
Made by Jean Baptiste Audy, a wine making Negociant House founded in 1906 who specialise in Right Bank wines and Pomerol Merlot in particular. Audy are owners of an exceptional portfolio of estates (including Chateau Bonalgue in Pomerol and du Courlat in Saint Emilion), Cuvée is an abv of 12.5% which also represents a return to the lower alcohol levels of Bordeaux in the past and is named after Audy’s founder, Jean Baptiste.
Cuvée goes particularly well with food especially feathered game – particularly pigeon and venison, rabbit, duck, beef, lamb, richly flavoured casseroles and Italian tomato based dishes.
Learn more about Cuvee on Nicks Blogs: Old Style Claret Returns to Bordeaux and The Question of Cuvees – What are they and are they any good?