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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 of 2018 L de La Louvière red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Merlot 40% / Cabernet Sauvignon 60%

Weather

2018 was one of the warmest years since 1900, featuring above-average temperatures, the second hottest summer to date, and abundant sunshine… Heavy rainfall in the first half of the year was followed by persistent, near-record drought conditions in September.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Ruby-red colour scattered with raspberry highlights.

Nose

The nose is very expressive, revealing delicious notes of red fruit (cherry, strawberry), interspersed with mineral aromas (graphite), as a result of barrel ageing.

Mouth

Starts out incredibly smooth, becoming rich and full-bodied mid-palate, with plenty of soft tannins. Well-balanced with great finesse and elegance, accompanied by red fruit notes (cherry) and culminating in a lovely long finish. This wine is the perfect partner for roast pork with girolle mushrooms, stuffed tomatoes, or aged Gouda.

Consumption period

2021 - 2027

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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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