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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.


2014 red L de La Louvière label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Full and Complex

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 70% / Merlot 30%

Weather

Winter and spring were very mild, but the summer of 2014 did not live up to our expectations: it rained heavily in July, and August was much cooler than usual. However, starting in September, a miraculous Indian summer with high temperatures, was very favourable to ripening.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

The lovely, deep, ruby-red colour of the second wine of Château La Louvière is a delight for the eyes.

Nose

The elegant bouquet features a palette of fruity aromas, with hints of oak.

Mouth

On the palate, this red L de La Louvière is beautifully soft and rich, with well-integrated oak and hints of red-berry fruit (redcurrants). It has a long aftertaste and makes a delicious foil for duck fillet with prunes and characterful cheeses.

Consumption period

2017 - 2029

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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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