The Village Wine Merchant

A carefully curated collection of quality, affordable wines and spirits

The Village Wine Merchant offers a carefully curated collection of wine and spirits at all price points that can be hand-selected to fit your taste and budget. Located in Sea Cliff, Long Island, we offer help with food pairings, events, wine education classes and custom gift baskets. 

This Wine - Chateau Greysac


Chateau Greysac, Medoc 2012

Greysac is a property in the most northern part of Bordeaux, above the commune of St-Estèphe with a history going back to the 1700's. The property is currently comprised of a 60 hectare vineyard (148 acres) on clay and limestone soils.

The 2012 vintage is a blend of 65% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot and was awarded "Cru Bourgeois" status, a mark of quality that has to be earned each year. At $22.99 this wine represents tremendous value.

The expression is very "Bordeaux" with soft dark plum, cedar, and earth. Some tasters get a whiff of espresso and I can see that. The fruit and earthy flavors are integrated very well. At 5 years of age the wine is in excellent drinking shape. If you are one of the "no merlot" clan you are missing out on a beautiful, balanced wine.

This wine goes very well with classic meat dishes, beef, lamb, pork, and roast chicken both grilled and braised in a sauce. It's also one of my favorite wines with a well executed cheeseburger. Being a self-confessed foodie I recommend grass fed chuck with a 20% fat content, sautée in a cast iron skillet to medium rare to get the full experience.

I hope that you try one.

- Michael

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