2005 Château Valrose St. Estèphe Cuvée Alienor
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The vineyards of Chateau Valrose, near Cos d' Estournel, benefit from an exceptional terroir situated on the plateau of Saint-Estèphe. The soil made of quaternary gravel and the subsoil of clay-limestone, confer to the wines of this region power and elegance. The Gironde, nearby, plays an important role of thermal regulation and softens the effects of the climatic variations of Bordeaux.
With 5 hectares, Valrose is a jewel located among great and prestigious neighbours. Through the impetus given by Gerard Néraudau since the 1999 vintage, joined by Patrick d'Aulan, Château Valrose asserts its personality with fruity, powerful and elegant wines where the soil of Saint-Estèphe is softened by the presence of Merlot.