This new discovery is the finest Medoc value in the market. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, Chateau Le Vivier is packed with supple, dark, ripe cassis fruit; this is the hallmark of the great 1998 vintage in the Medoc. The vineyard is ideally situated on a gentle slope on the northern Medoc’s central gravelly plateau, in the commune of Blaignan, about 3 kilometers inland from the Gironde. Chateau Le Vivier is fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the fresh and rich fruit and supple texture. Chateau Le Vivier is a very versatile wine and an excellent choice with grilled and roast meats. It is ready for current enjoyment upon release. Chateau Le Vivier is a perfect introduction to Medoc wines, due to its modern style Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend and vinification method that emphasizes the expression of accessible fruit.