Ponty Clos Virolle 2017 Bordeaux Superieur
Region: Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
One of the rare Bordeaux Superieur wines to still be manually harvested, Clos Virolle is a later addition to the Ponty family collection of wines. Creating Clos Virolle every year might be one of Ponty's most difficult jobs: making sure it is fruit-forward, round and generous for everyday enjoyment, but at the same time elegant and structured enough to find its place in the best French bistros or family dinners. To achieve that Ponty consistently apply to the Clos Virolle vineyard the same standards of production as their best Canon Fronsac wines: manual harvest, green harvest, careful selection of grapes etc. Their goal is to achieve the highest quality of grape in the vineyard and then let it express itself in the wine, without interfering too much with winemaking techniques.