2010 Château Potensac Medoc, Bordeaux, France
ABOUT THIS WINE
To produce the wine of Chateau Potensac, vinification takes place in a combination of temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats and concrete tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat.
The same technical team that works on the wines of Leoville Las Cases works with Chateau Potensac. The wines are aged in French oak barrels passed down from Clos du Marquis for between 14 and 16 months, depending on the character and style of the vintage.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
The estate has been in the same family since time immemorial and has always been handed down by women. The current owner, Jean-Hubert Delon, inherited the estate from his paternal grandmother, Georgette Liquard. Although close to the river, Potensac is situated on a high point of land in North Medoc. Because of this position, the site has been populated since ancient times. The name "Medoc" in fact comes from "medio aquae" which means "in the middle of the waters"…
Planted on the best quality soils in the Ordonnac district, the vineyards now extend over 60 hectares on a terroir where the typical characteristics of each grape variety express themselves very distinctly and give the wine superb ageing potential.