Les fiefs de Lagrange 2016 - Red
Les fiefs de Lagrange is made from vines that are on average 30 years old and planted in fine gravely soil for Cabernet Sauvignon and clay soil for the Merlot grapes. The wine is produced like "Le Grand Vin", which means perfect maturity and concentration in the grapes, a vinification made by arable land and a storage that depends on the structure of the tannins. The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted. The fermentation takes 15-20 days and the wine is then stored for 1 year on oak barrels, of which 25% on new barrels. The objective is to make a full-bodied wine with soft tannins. Aromas of red and black berries when it is young and with good storage potential.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
- Classification : AOP Saint-Julien
- Awards : 88p Winespectator, 16.5p Jancis Robinson, 91p Wine journal, 15.5/20 Le Figaro
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13.5%
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
This prestigious wine castle dates back to the Middle Ages. Far later, the castle was bought by Count Düchatel, who was also French Interior Minister. His new thinking in the wine production contributed to Chateau Lagrange, in 1855, to become a 3rd Grand Cru in the famous classification from the same year. Today, the Japanese Suntory group owns the wine castle.
A dark, almost black color with pomegranate shades. A fragrance with hints of spicy black currants and licorice which is also found in the palate. The mouth feel is complemented by a freshness and with a mineral touch. The tannins have been softened by the storage and provide a juicy and good structure. Can be drunk today or stored for another couple of years.