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L de La Louvière Red

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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 2018 L de La Louvière red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Full and Complex

Grape blend

Merlot 60% / Cabernet Sauvignon 40 %

Weather

2016 was one of the finest vintages in the past 20 years. Winter was exceptionally wet and mild, and it rained a great deal in spring until June. However, the weather changed radically in mid-June, turning warm and quite dry, with cool nights. Ideal conditions for growing excellent wine grapes!

Tasting Comment

Appareance

This wine is a very deep, velvety, red colour.

Nose

The relatively intense bouquet features red- and black-berry fruit (red and black cherries), as well as elderberries, with spicy and slightly toasty overtones.

Mouth

On the palate, the wine is very soft and fruity (red and black cherries) with very well-integrated tannin. It has a lovely, long, spicy aftertaste. It makes an ideal accompaniment to barbecued steak or roast lamb with thyme.

Consumption period

2019 - 2025

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Soil

Deep gravel.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - Riparia gloire - 3309

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

23 years

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot

Pruning type

Guyot double with debudding.

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature-controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system.

Fermentation temperature

28° to 30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (20% new) with racking.

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

Subject to vintage, begins to be expressive between 3 and 5 years, can age 10 to 15 years.

Oenologist consultant

Michel ROLLAND et Mikaël LAIZET.

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