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Château La Maroutine Bordeaux: Rouge & Blanc

This week, we’re featuring two Bordeaux wines from Chateau La Maroutine: a 2011 Bordeaux Rouge and 2014 Bordeaux Blanc. Château La Maroutine, a wine estate since 1789 and now under the eighth generation of winemakers, is located in the St. Germain de Graves, so named for the thick layer of gravelly soil that allows quick drainage of moisture while providing the stony minerality that adds to the brightness and structure of the wine.  Although it is allowed the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux moniker, Château Maroutine is released under the humble Bordeaux AOC.

Chateau La Maroutine Bordeaux 2011
Varietals: 80% Merlot; 20% Cabneret Sauvignon
Region: Bordeaux, France
Price: $9.99
Ruby red color. The nose is attractive with cherry and strawberry notes that are supported by nice toasted notes. On the palate, the attack is smooth and round with nice soft tannins leaving the place for round, soft fruit.

Chateau La Maroutine Blanc 2014
Varietals: 80% Sauvignon Blanc; 20% Semillon
Price: $9.99
Intense, zesty nose. Good attack on the palate driven by the dynamic cut of the Sauvignon Blanc. Intense and pure citrus expression of the Sauvignon Blanc on the palate ending with and elegantly smooth finish from the Semillon.

**Information about Château La Maroutine and its terroir was found in this article on

By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.