Interlude Mélange

Interlude is a left bank Bordeaux-style wine inspired by the Pauillac wines of Château Latour.

Cabernet Sauvignon always predominates to give Impulse its rich tannin, its wealth of aroma and flavor, while Merlot, an inseparable companion with slightly more content here, brings suppleness, roundness and exceptional length.

Decant for one hour or more. Tasting temperature: 65°F

Interlude is a left bank Bordeaux-style wine inspired by the Pauillac wines of Château Latour.

Château Latour grows grapes on thirty acres of vineyards in the Pauillac appellation in the Bordeaux wine region of France and is a left bank wine.

The chateau traces its heritage back to the original vineyard planted in 1331 and is one of only four to receive the highest rank of Premiers Grand Cru status in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 . The superior vintages are blended to the following general specification:

  • 72% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 25% Merlot
  • 2% Cabernet Franc
  • 1% Petit Verdot

Château Latour wine was noted as superior by Thomas Jefferson in 1787.

We created Interlude as an homage to Latour.

Since Interlude is less than 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, under US laws it must be labeled "red wine" so we called it a Mélange.

Discussions with Bill about Bordeaux

Interlude ~ a period between two events

Why "Interlude" ~ Planted as a vineyard in 1331 the Château Latour property became a fortress manned by Breton soldiers besieged by an Anglo-Gascon army in 1378 Following its capture Latour after a brief interlude as a fortress was re-purposed as vineyards and a winery.

Mélange ~ Mélange is a French term for a mixture, (from mêler, "to mix"), used especially when the result is attractive or exciting. Applied to American Bordeaux style wines as we do it becomes synonymous with Meritage.