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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.


label of 2020 Les Lions de La Louvière white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc

Weather

2020 was marked by very mild temperatures and contrasting precipitation: heavy spring rainfall was followed by an intense summer drought. The fairly mild winter led to early bud break. The summer heat gave way to cool nights in late August, ideal for ripening grapes.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Limpid, colour is golden yellow, quite pale, with some silver reflections.

Nose

The nose, fine and elegant, very sauvignon, reveals mineral notes, associated with aromas of citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon zest), and white flowers (acacia)...

Mouth

A frank attack with freshness. A gourmet palate, with fatness and balance. Citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit) bring a pleasant freshness throughout the tasting. Nice finish. This is a fruity and elegant wine, which will become the ideal companion for stuffed crab, salmon mille-feuilles or turkey escalopes à la Normande.

Consumption period

2022 - 2026

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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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