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Château Prieuré Lalande Red

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.


2012 red Château Prieuré Lalande label

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Merlot 65% / Cabernet Franc 30% / Cabernet sauvignon 5%

Weather

Spring was very trying, with considerable rainfall leading to fungal diseases of all sorts. This called for very close attention in the vines until the 14th of July, when the weather changed durably for the better.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

The beautiful dark red colour is very inviting.

Nose

The exuberant bouquet reveals concentrated red fruit aromas.

Mouth

This wine is full-bodied and quite vinous on the palate, with an attractive freshness as well as a slight mineral touch and smokiness typical of the terroir. The smooth tannin makes it a joy to drink now with salads, pork, beef, etc.

Consumption period

2015 - 2021

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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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