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Les Lions de La Louvière Red

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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 2018 Les Lions de La Louvière red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Merlot 40% / Cabernet Sauvignon 60%


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


Ruby red colour, with some raspberry reflections.


Very expressive nose, revealing gourmet notes of red fruits (cherry, strawberry), mixed with more mineral scents (graphite) from the barrel ageing.


In the palate, the attack is supple. It is a wine with volume and fleshiness in the middle of the mouth. The tannins are present and well blended. The palate is well balanced, revealing finesse and elegance, with notes of red fruit - cherry. Nice finish. This wine can be enjoyed with a salad of confit gizzards, guinea fowl with chanterelles, veal escalopes or old Gouda cheese.

Consumption period

2021 - 2027

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Deep gravel.


Grape harvest

By hand.


Graft stock

101.14 - Riparia gloire - 3309

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

23 years.

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon 55% / Merlot 40% / Cabernet Franc 2% / Petit Verdot 3%.

Pruning type

Guyot double with debudding.


In stainless-steel temperature-controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system.

Fermentation temperature

28° to 30°C



Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (50% new) with racking.

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Maturing potential

Subject to vintage, begins to be expressive between 3 and 5 years, can age 10 to 15 years.