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Les Lions de La Louvière White

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.


2017
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc

Weather

The 2017 vintage was one of the earliest on record. The growing season was marked by a dry winter and spring (46% less rainfall than usual), accompanied by temperatures 2°C above average (except for the frost in April). This dry summer weather was ideal for ripening the seeds until late August

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Lovely pale-yellow colour, enhanced by light green highlights.

Nose

The nose is well-defined, fresh and fruity, marked by floral notes (broom flowers) and hints of white fruit (peach, nectarine).

Mouth

A fairly round wine underpinned by good tension from start to finish. Tangy notes mingle with hints of oak and vanilla, contributing wonderful freshness – a real pleasure to taste. Best enjoyed with salmon tartare, blanquette of veal with mushrooms, or fish risotto.

Ratings and reviews

James Suckling : 
10.01.2020
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

There’s a very fresh, juicy feel to this wine with intense limes and a superbly taut palate that delivers a refreshingly intense, long and fresh citrus drive at the finish. Second wine of Château La Louvière. Drink or hold.

Consumption period

2018 - 2025

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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.

Others

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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