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Les Lions de La Louvière White

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André Lurton chose this name in honour of the two impressive stone lions that watch over the entrance to Château La Louvière. The grapes come from specific plots on the estate. The wine is very attractive: elegant, round and fruity.


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label of 2018 Les Lions de La Louvière white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

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

Appareance

Brilliant, clear pale yellow colour with green and silver highlights.

Nose

The intense bouquet displays aromas of apricot and citrus fruit. Swirling in the glass unveils floral nuances (acacia blossom). Well-integrated toasty notes also come to the fore, contributing added aromatic complexity.

Mouth

Starts out smooth, going on to reveal roundness and volume mid-palate. The aftertaste is long and very pleasant with remarkable freshness. Retro-nasal aromas of citrus and oak follow through to the finish. This wine is ideal with blanquette of veal or Breton-style scallops.

Consumption period

2019 - 2028

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Ground

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° to 23°C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (35% new) on full lees with bâtonnage.

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment.

Maturing potential

Fully expressive between 2 and 4 years old, can age up to 10 years.

Oenologist consultant

Valérie LAVIGNE.

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