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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 Les Lions de La Louvière white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc

Weather

2019 was marked by a fairly mild winter, resulting in early bud break. Spring rainfall was scarce and drought conditions set in in early summer. Rainfall in August provided a welcome relief for winegrowers.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Crystal clear, a pale yellow colour, with slightly silvery green reflections.

Nose

Expressive on the nose with notes of citrus and white fruit (nectarine), enhanced by hints of more exotic fruit.

Mouth

Lots of freshness and roundness on the palate, leading to a nice finish. Flavours of white fruit, lemony notes associated with a light oaky note.  A wine full of charm that can be tasted with avocado and crab tartare, sole meunière or chicken curry with coconut milk.

Consumption period

2021 - 2025

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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° 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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