2008 Château de France Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
Slightly past its prime, the wine is medium-bodied, bright, crisp, and fresh, with a leafy, smoky, herb and cigar box accent to the red berries. Drink from 2022-2026.
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When to Drink Chateau de France, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau de France can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.
Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau de France offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 6-12 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau de France, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau de France is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The red wine of Chateau de France is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.
Chateau de France is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese. The white wine of Chateau de France is a perfect wine to serve with shellfish, sashimi, sushi, all types of seafood, chicken, veal, and cheese.