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Château La Louvière White

Château La Louvière has long been famous for its white wines.  In fact, these already highly-prized by Canadian merchants in the 17th century ! A century later, they were to be found on the finest tables in Russia.The very elegant white La Louvière is now among the finest dry white wines in the Graves, and is a fine ambassador for the Pessac-Léognan appellation. Marked by the Sauvignon Blanc varietal character, but not overly so, it can age remarkably well.


label château La Louvière white 2007
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Full and Complex

Grape blend

Sauvignon 85% / Sémillon 15%.

Weather

Although the first half of the year was exceptionally hot, temperatures were lower than seasonal averages starting in July. In fact, this was the coolest summer since 1989. Summer sunshine was slightly less than usual. A drought set in at the beginning of September.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Wonderfully brilliant and translucent, pale yellow rimmed with green highlights.

Nose

 Toasty notes from both the Graves terroir and the aging in oak. Intense yet elegant notes of lemon, tropical fruit, pineapple. Toasty, smoky aromas mingle with hyacinth and lime-blossom in a highly complex ensemble.

Mouth

Smooth, rich, perfectly balanced, grapefruit, white peach and apricot notes, smoky oak, good freshness and excellent length. Serve with fish (grilled red mullet, roast turbot, lobster pie) or white meats (sweetbread brochettes, poultry) and fresh cheeses, now until 2018.

Ratings and reviews

Other : 
01.12.2012

Gala Gourmand - Made predominantly with Sauvignon blanc, this wine is the ideal accompaniment to oysters, and is also delicious with spicy ginger or citronella-flavoured dishes. Generous bouquet of verbena and citrus. Very fresh on the palate, with restrained power and a long, elegant aftertaste featuring subtle hints of aromatic herbs.

Gault et Millau : 
15.01.2011
 - Note : 
15.00 / 20
Bettane et Desseauve : 
01.09.2010

Straw-coloured. Straightforward on the palate with wonderful vivaciousness. A fairly crisp wine. 2010-2014.

The Wine Advocate : 
01.06.2010
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100
Le Guide Hachette : 
01.09.2009
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A remarkable wine, as always strongly Sauvignon in its aromas of lemon, lime-blossom and ripe pear. Sappy and succulent, powerful yet approachable, the palate is in the classic mode. Drink after 4 to 5 years.

The Wine Enthusiast : 
01.07.2009
 - Note : 
94.00 / 100

Rich and creamy, this wine has weight as well as the hallmark freshness of 2007. The yellow fruits and spicy pear flavors are smoothed out with spice, with some herbaceous elements and a fine waft of apple skin structure. Worth aging for 3 – 4 years. Screwcap. (Imported by W.J. Deutsh & Sons. Cellar Selection)

Decanter : 
01.07.2009
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Restrained, scented, revealing herbs and flowers. Cool, crisp and clean tasting. Refreshing, rewarding. From 2009.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.06.2008
 - Note : 
from 15.50 to 16.00 / 20

Great success.

Vinifera : 
01.06.2008
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Citrus, spices, lemon, floral notes on the nose, elegantly crafted. The palate is balanced, airy, finely articulated. Very classical.

Consumption period

2013 - 2017

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Ground

Surface

15.00 ha

Soil

Deep gravel with fine limestone over small areas at the foot of the slopes.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand in several passes

Others

Graft stock

41B-Fercal

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

26 years old

Grape variety

Sauvignon blanc

Pruning type

Double guyot

Fermentation

After settling, in oak barrels

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23 °C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 10 months in oak barrels (30% new) on full lees with bâtonnage

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment

Maturing potential

Very expressive between 3 and 5 years old, can age 10 to 20 years

Cellar master

Jean Marc COMTE

Oenologist consultant

Denis DUBOURDIEU (Professor at the Institut d'Œnologie of Bordeaux) and Valérie LAVIGNE.

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