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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.


2012 red L de La Louvière label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 60% / Merlot 40%.

Weather

Spring was very trying, with considerable rainfall leading to fungal diseases of all sorts. This called for very close attention in the vines until the 14th of July, when the weather changed durably for the better.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

L de La Louvière has a colour as fine as the grand vin: a brilliant, clear, deep red with purplish highlights.

Nose

The nose is tremendously fruity and spicy, with candied fruit as well as nuances of vanilla and well-integrated oak.

Mouth

The wine is immediately attractive thanks to its roundness, elegance, and freshness, accompanied by empyreumatic overtones as well as nuances of red fruit (cherry), spice, and vanilla. The long aftertaste shows high-quality tannin typical of the best terroirs in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. This wine is great with lamb and beef.

Consumption period

2015 - 2027

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Ground

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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