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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.


2013 white L de la Louvière label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon.

Weather

There was record rainfall during the first half of 2013. Spring was very cool, even cold (May and June), and this caused a major delay in vine growth (flowering). Much more clement weather (warm and sunny) arrived in July and lasted until the harvest.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Brilliant, crystal-clear, elegant, pale yellow colour with green highlights.

Nose

Expressive, refined, very floral nose. A wide range of further aromas is released with aeration: lime blossom, acacia, and verbena.

Mouth

This wine has plenty of character and vivaciousness. It shows white flower and citrus (grapefruit) nuances as well as just the right dose of acidity and discreet oak. The aftertaste is beautifully mineral.  The wine goes extremely well with all sorts of fish and seafood. 

Consumption period

2015 - 2023

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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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