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Les Lions de La Louvière White

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The Cuvée Les Lions from Château La Louvière is a rare wine. In fact, it has only been made in 1989, 1996, 2003 and 2010, i.e. only in years with certain outstanding weather conditions (warmth, humidity, etc.) conducive to the development of noble rot on our Sauvignon Blanc grapes.  Nature is fantastic since, as luck would have it, the conjunction of these parameters occurs only once every seven years !


Vintage
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label of 2018 Les Lions de La Louvière sweet
Appellation : Graves supérieur

Wine style

Full and Complex

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc.

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

A lovely yellow colour with light golden highlights.

Nose

Nose is pleasant and full of greed, characterised by its intensity and complexity, revealing notes of ripe pear, William pear, dried apricots, enhanced by subtle aromas of dried fruit, such as almonds.

Mouth

On the palate, attack is beautiful, with freshness and sweetness: it is a particularly well-balanced wine. It is a great pleasure to taste, with its notes of broom flower and honey. We love its gourmet side, with notes of frangipane on the finish. It is a perfect accompaniment to foie gras, but can also be enjoyed as an aperitif or with a dessert.

Consumption period

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Soil

Deep gravel with fine limestone over small areas at the foot of the slopes.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand in several passes.

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Graft stock

41B - Fercal

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

23 years.

Grape variety

100% Sauvignon blanc.

Pruning type

Guyot double

Fermentation

After settling, in oak barrels.

Fermentation temperature

18 à 23 °C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 18 months in oak barrels (35% new) on full lees with bâtonnage.

Wine montage

With bentonite for protein stabilizing.

Maturing potential

Fully expressive between 3 and 5 years old, can age up to 20 or 30 years.

Oenologist consultant

Valérie LAVIGNE

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