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Le Petit Grand Bordeaux Red

With the new Le Petit Grand range, Yvon Mau's goal is to make the legendary wines of Bordeaux accessible to everyone. This collection captures the essence of the region's great estates, in a format which is approachable and enjoyable even for wine-lovers who know nothing about Bordeaux. Drawing on more than a century of family tradition and expertise, Yvon Mau (est. 1897) is proud to present a new vision of Bordeaux: wines that are fruity and accessible, showcasing the grape varieties which have become emblematic of our appellation. Just like the little rabbit on the label, that small creature with such great nobility, this wine captures the essence and the elegance of Bordeaux's greatest wines.

Appellation

Bordeaux 

Grape varieties

Merlot: 80% 

Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc: 20% 

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are the three grape varieties most emblematic of our region, used in the wines of the most prestigious Bordeaux appellations such as Saint-Emilion. 

Vinification

The vinification process for Le Petit Grand makes use of the latest in winemaking technology, but with the utmost respect for the traditional methods upon which Bordeaux's reputation is founded. The grapes are harvested at peak maturity, de-stemmed and lightly pressed. Maceration before fermentation allows the grapes to reveal their intense colour and powerful fruit flavours. Fermentation lasts for around two weeks, followed by a maturing process which can take between 6 and 8 months. We go to great lengths to respect and preserve the distinctive fruity character of the grapes. 

Tasting notes

Robe: A dense, brilliant ruby-purple robe. Nose: Expressive and fruity. Palate: Ripe, well-rounded fruit and a smooth, indulgent texture, with prominent blackberry and blackcurrant notes. 

Serving suggestions

Ready to be enjoyed now, served at 18°C as an aperitif, with roast beef or chicken or with a good soft cheese.