Château Le Bedat is a nineteen-hectare property, situated in the commune of Gensac, east of St Émilion and is owned by the Fontana family. This is a juicy, fruit driven style of Bordeaux for immediate pleasure.
The blend is 75% Merlot, with 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is thirty years old.
Freshly picked and fermented Frappato grapes are blended with ultra-ripe Nero d'Avola that have dried on the vine to provide a delightful "Appassimento" style red - rich, savoury and a real crowd-pleaser.
Deep ruby red. A rich, expressive bouquet with notes of red-berried fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant with highlights of oak. The palate is rounded, ample and flavourful, displaying remarkable freshness. The harmonious balance of the tannins, which imparts fine aromatic length with a predominantly fruity back-of-palate, is to be savoured. One of the great achievements of the 2017 vintage, a very fine wine that stands out by virtue of its freshness and vibrancy.
One of my favourite white discoveries of last year; crisp, fresh and elegant with classic varietal character and a mouthwatering finish. - Chris Connolly