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Château Moulin du Prieur 2018
Bordeaux AOC, France

The Red Shoes (1948)
TUESDAY, MAY 19 @ 01:00 PM (ET)

Produced, directed, and written by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, this movie tells the story of a young ballerina (Moira Shearer) who must make a choice between her career and a romance with a young composer (Maruis Goring). Celebrated for its artistry, depth, and expressiveness, it is still considered a seminal artistic achievement. The polish and depth of this Bordeaux is an excellent viewing complement.

THE WINE

This is exactly the kind of small-batch, great-value Bordeaux we love to find for you. Château Moulin du Prieur hails from a family-owned estate just outside of storied Saint-Emilion and Bordeaux’s stellar 2018 vintage, which produced “wonderful wines with a beautiful depth of ripe fruit and polished, strong tannins” (expert James Suckling). A traditional blend of Merlot (85%), Cabernet Franc (10%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%), Château Moulin du Prieur brims with rich black fruit and earthy spice notes.

THE ESTATE

The Merit family’s estate lies in the heart of Bordeaux, just five miles from the Medieval town of Saint-Emilion (home to some of the region’s finest wines). It’s run by father-son team Didier and Arnaud Merit, the grandson and great-grandson of the château’s founder, Emmanuel Merit. The property boasts 55 hectares of vines, situated on sunny, south-facing slopes and grown on clay and limestone soils. These conditions yield perfectly ripe and concentrated grapes – you’ll taste the results in your glass.

THE REGION

GI_France_Bdx_ChLeGrandVerdus2Bordeaux is probably the most famous wine region in the world. With quality at an alltime high, there’s never been a better time to be a fan of its classic reds. The word ‘Bordeaux’ is a derivative of au bord de l’eau, meaning ‘along the waters’ – so it’s no coincidence the highest quality vineyards are those nearest to either the Gironde, Dordogne, or Garonne rivers.

WITH FOOD

chee_firmaged_rdwineglsLike all Bordeaux, Château Moulin du Prieur was made to be enjoyed alongside food. Enjoy a glass before your meal, with a plate of charcuterie and firm, aged cheeses like Cheddar or Gouda. For the main course, serve beef roasts, juicy steaks, or even simple burgers. Vegetarians can pair this with hearty pasta dishes, such as roasted eggplant and tomatoes over penne.

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