Chateau Franc Baudron “Recto” Rouge
Ah, the simple joys of Bordeaux. One of the most famous examples of blending in the world, and for good reason. The Cabernet-dominated styles from the left-bank in particular are notorious, while the right-bank Merlot-driven styles remain a bit of an insider. We’re staunch defenders of Merlot at Mondo Vino, and firmly believe that right-bank Bordeaux is some of the most elegant, perfumed, and delicious expressions of it in the world. Chateau Franc-Baudron has been a family-run estate since its inception in 1923 in Montagne-Saint Emilion. The current generation, led by Sophie, her husband Charles, and her brother Vincent have worked to convert all of the vineyard sites to biodynamic and self-sustaining. They still strive to create quality Bordeaux that tastes like Bordeaux, elegant and yet powerful. This 100% Merlot cuvée showcases the pride and joy of this satellite appellation. Dark fruited, very rich tannin structure and a hint of spice.