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L de La Louvière White

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Château La Louvière's second wine, L de La Louvière, is made with the same care and attention as its older brother. This wine is immensely attractive thanks to its roundness and fruitiness. It is produced according to traditional methods with a few modern touches in a prestigious location where art reigns alongside winegrowing.


label of 2017 L de La Louvière white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon blanc 100%

Weather

The 2017 vintage was one of the earliest on record. The growing season was marked by a dry winter and spring (46% less rainfall than usual), accompanied by temperatures 2°C above average (except for the frost in April). This dry summer weather was ideal for ripening the seeds until late August.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Pale yellow with light green highlights.

Nose

The bouquet is pure, fresh and juicy with floral aromas (broom flowers) and hints of white fruits (white peach, nectarine).

Mouth

Excellent tension on the palate from the onset through to the finish. A very round wine with a tangy side associated with hints of vanilla and slightly oaky overtones that bring a pleasant freshness. This wine is ideally suited to stuffed salmon parcels, pork in coconut milk or celeriac purée.

Consumption period

2018 - 2025

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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

23 years.

Grape variety

Sauvignon blanc.

Pruning type

Guyot double

Fermentation

After settling, in oak barrels.

Fermentation temperature

18° to 23°C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 10 months in oak barrels (25% new) on full lees with bâtonnage.

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment.

Maturing potential

Fully expressive between 2 and 4 years old, can age up to 10 years.

Oenologist consultant

Valérie LAVIGNE.

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