The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
2004 MONBAZILLAC, Château Haut Bernasse. South West France
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: Monbazillac is a beautiful region within Bergerac (north of Bordeaux) renowned for producing sweet wine from Sémillon grapes infected by the famous 'noble rot' that concentrates the berries so effectively.
Grape Variety: Sémillon 85%, Muscadelle 10%, Sauvignon Blanc 5%; matured in oak for 2 years.
Producer: A small family estate since the 19th century, bought by Guy Villette in 2002 and now run by Romain Claveille. H e manages 25 hectares of vines, most on the property, but a few on 'métayages' (a rental agreement).
Old Bridge Rating: The actual analysis is 12.6% and 114g of residual sugar. Which makes for a sweet wine of mid weight - not a blockbuster at all. The maturity has given it complexity and length - this is a real bargain.
£15.50 per bottle
£14.73 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£13.95 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discount on mixed cases of 6.
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.