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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 2010
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc.


Winter was harsh (many days with frost) and spring rather chilly. There was a great deal of sunshine in 2010 and a long period of drought from 21 June to late September, which was favourable for ripening.

Tasting Comment


Second wine of La Louvière, the L shows the same pale green highlights.


The nose is very delicate, with an ethereal nose of jasmin and acacia blossom, completed after agitation by a subtle touch of oak.


The palate is lively, with characteristic sauvignon notes of broom, white flowers and zesty citrus. Attractive, worth waiting a couple of years to let it reach full balance and maturity. Try it with scallops in cream. (January, 2012)

Ratings and reviews

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Like any living thing, wines can be surprising. In this case, the surprise is the 2010 vintage at La Louvière, where the second wine, L de La Louvière, trumps the top cuvée thanks to its elegance and freshness. The blend (85% Sauvignon) is the same, ditto the ten months spent in barrel, though more new oak was used for the premium wine. Both show attractive aromatic balance, suppleness and a lovely silky texture.

Consumption period


Our suggestions




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


Grape harvest

By hand in several passes.


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


After settling, in oak barrels.

Fermentation temperature

18° to 23°C



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.