Château La Louvière - Pessac Léognan 2012 - Red
Château La Louvière is made from 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The grapes are harvested by hand in baskets and then fermented at 28-30 ° C in steel tanks according to a patented system, where the "hat (chapeau)" on the surface is broken down, as well as in concrete tanks with stirring (pigeage). The wine is stored for 12 months on oak barrels, of which 40% are new barrels and is then clarified with egg white before the wine is bottled.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
- Classification : AOP Pessac-Léognan
- Awards : 16.5/20 Decanter, 88-90/100 Wine Enthusiast, 87-90/100 Wine spectator, 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson, 1 stjärna Guide Hachette, 90/100 Parker, 15/20 Gault & Millau, 14.5/20 Le Point, 14/20 Revue de vins de France,
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 13 %
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château La Louvière is the story of a magnificent castle in the Graves region from the late 1800's with a more than 700 years old vineyard. The first vines were planted 1310, but the true wine production start in the eighteenth century by the religious in Grande Chartreuse de Bordeaux, which were both skilled wine growers and savvy winemakers. Today's production has inherited these ancestor techniques, but has also contributed with the necessary innovation and modernity to best work on this exceptional terroir. Today, Château Louvière is part of André Lurton's ownership. André, who started with a family winery in Entre-deux-mer and then built a Bordeaux wine empire and was the person who actively created the Pessac-Léognan appellation in 1987.
A very dense garnet red with purple shades. The nose is fruity young, mainly with hints of strawberry and raspberry in a straight and clear style. Notes of blonde tobacco and vanilla as over the years will be mixed in a wonderful complexity. The taste is very balanced and elegant. The power of the wine is recognized, but is masked by velvety tannins and well-integrated oak. The finale has lightly smoked and grilled notes. To pair with French classics such as civets, duck confites, red meat and game or to chicken stews.