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Château Prieuré Lalande Red

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Château Prieuré Lalande is one of the most reliable wines in the Lussac-Saint-Émilion appellation. Ideally situated on a clay-limestone rise in Lussac, this estate benefits from the expertise of a team focused on producing wines of the same complexity and quality as the great châteaux of nearby Saint-Émilion.


label of 2018 Château Prieuré Lalande red

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Merlot 65% / Cabernet Franc 25% / Cabernet Sauvignon 10%.

Weather

2018 was one of the warmest years since 1900, featuring above-average temperatures, the second hottest summer to date, and abundant sunshine… Heavy rainfall in the first half of the year was followed by persistent, near-record drought conditions in September.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

The colour is dark red, with some slightly tile-like highlights.

Nose

The nose is particularly expressive with notes of black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry), very ripe, to which are added some touches of spices and liquorice.

Mouth

On the palate, there is volume and a very nice structure. The black fruit aromas (blackberry), already perceived on the nose, are found here, where they blend elegantly with some woody notes. The tannins are of great finesse. This is a wine with good ageing potential, but which can be enjoyed now, if desired, with a country pâté, barbecued ribs or even a duck tournedos with grapes.

Ratings and reviews

Gilbert et Gaillard : 
14.03.2022

Dark colour, slightly tinted reflections. Nose of black fruits, touches of graphite, liquorice. Powerful, structured palate, with woody accents and fine tannins. An assertive right bank style. Serve with grilled meats.

Medals

gold medal - 2022 International Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard
Gold
International Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard 2022

Consumption period

2022 - 2028

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Soil

On a clay-limestone shelf with about 1 meter of clay on the surface. At the foot of the hills, clay-siliceous soil with light sand.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

Machine harvest with sorting and selection at the winery.

Others

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

6,000 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

32 years old

Grape variety

Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pruning type

Double guyot

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature-controlled tanks. Approximately 3 weeks (subject to vintage and ripeness of tannins)

Fermentation temperature

28 to 30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (25% new) with racking each trimester.

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

Begins to open up after 2 to 3 years, will age 10 to 12 years.

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