Grand Bateau is a collection of Bordeaux range created by the team of the famous Chateau Beychevelle in St Julien.
From the pruning of the vines to the harvest and even throughout the entire ageing process, our technical expertise is deployed to insure the most consistent and best quality possible. Grand Bateau is stylistically made to satisfy both young consumers and confirmed amateurs alike.
The boat which decorates this label is the mythical galleon of the famous CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE, our sister company, which took part and sponsored the conception and creation of Grand Bateau.
Grand Bateau Rouge 2016 by Chateau Beychevelle
Bordeaux AOC, France
Expressive nose of ripe red fruits (plums, ripe cassis …), spices and with an elegant touch of new oak. On the palate, the wine is immediately harmonious and seductive with velvety ripe-fruit flavours wonderfully cradled by the new–oak. Medium bodied with ripe tannins and a savoury finish.
Blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvest is done 100% by hand. Traditional vinification in stainless steel and temperature-controlled vats. Ageing in oak barrels for 6 to 8 months.SKU: CDB01-1600750-RD
Grand Bateau Blanc 2018 by Chateau Beychevelle
Bordeaux AOC, France
Aromatic to the nose with notes of buttery-vanillin oak flavours and exotic fruit (orange rind and honeyed grapefruit). On the palate, the wine is round, fleshy with wonderful minerality and again, delightful exotic fruit flavours. The new-oak flavours are present. Very nice balance between the oak, fruit and acidity. Excellent finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Harvest is done 100% by hand. Following a skin-contact maceration, 75% of the juice is fermented in vats and 25% in oak-barrels. During this ageing period, “batonnage” is carried out. After blending and filtration, bottling is carried out in late spring following the harvest.SKU: CDB01-1800750-WH
Bundle, Promotion, Wine
[Bundle of 6] Grand Bateau Rouge / Blanc by Chateau Beychevelle
Welcome to Château Beychevelle, a land of wine and legends…
Widely known as the “Dragon Boat Wine” in Chinese culture, Château Beychevelle’s distinctive emblem depicts a sailing ship with a griffin prow – a Greek mythological creature who guarded the cellar belonging to the God of Wine, Dionysus.
Legend has it that ships passing in front of the château lowered their sails as a sign of allegiance to the Duke of Épernon, a man of great political influence and power who became Admiral of France. This deep mark of respect gave rise to its emblem and name “Beychevelle” from the old French Baisse-Voile, meaning ‘lowered sails’.
The château has never ceased to amaze, both in terms of its wines and its exceptional environment. Consistent and excellent; powerful, fleshy and structured, the wines of Château Beychevelle express the elegance and finesse of the exceptional terroir. Made for cellaring, they evolve superbly over the years.
“Who said you couldn’t drink great Bordeaux every day? From the famous – and normally expensive – Château Beychevelle, this elegant wine consists of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is aged partially in new oak barrels, and has luscious ripe red fruit flavours.” – Dan Murphys
Wine selections include:
- Grand Bateau Blanc 2018 by Chateau Beychevelle
- Grand Bateau Rouge 2016 by Chateau Beychevelle