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L de La Louvière White

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 L de La Louvière white 2009
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc.

Weather

While January and February were colder than average, 2009 was nevertheless a warm year (one of the warmest in a century). There was a great deal of sunshine and a remarkable drought during the summer months.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

L de la Louvière 2009 white is showing clear, bright, and crystalline.

Nose

The expressive nose is flinty and mineral, typical Sauvignon. The elegant toasty oak is revealed after agitation.

Mouth

The elegant toasty oak is also present on the palate, adding to the wine’s complexity. A textbook Pessac-Léognan, gains structure as it warms on the palate, revealing a surprising, and delightful, density. Balanced and long, a tempting prospect served with baked white fish.

Consumption period

2013 - 2019

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Ground

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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