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L de La Louvière Red

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 2006 red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 64% / Merlot 30% / Cabernet Franc 3% / Petit Verdot 3%.

Weather

Although the first quarter of 2006 was cold and wet (precipitation in March was 3 to 4 times greater than average), this was above all a hot year – in fact, the second hottest since 1950. There was a brief period of extreme heat in July, but the month of September was very mild and dry

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Bright garnet with violet highlights.

Nose

Stunningly intense red fruit with meltingly toasty oak and vanilla.

Mouth

Immediately elegant, smooth, rich. Fresh cherry and raspberry notes with mouthwatering aromas of vanilla and chocolate. Powerful and elegant, good length. Drink in 2 to 5 years, with lamb shoulder, delicatessen or a cèpe (from Bordeaux, naturally!) omelette .

Consumption period

2013 - 2021

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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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