||Convinced of the potential quality of blending several cru wines from the same terroir, Edouard Kressmann followed his intuition and in 1897 launched Kressmann Monopole, which is the oldest Bordeaux brand still available on the market today. Legend would have it that the name of the wine was a tribute to a famous singer at the time, Adelina Patti, who developed a particular soft spot for “this white wine for which Kressmann had the monopoly”. In the early months, hundreds of barrels left the Quai de Chartrons, destined for England, northern Europe and America.
||Red meat (Beef with baked potatoes), white meat, cheese (Saint Nectaire), red fruit dessert.
||Price Monopole Bordeaux Rouge 2013 € 17.08