Chateau de Laussac, Castillon – Cotes de Bordeaux, 2016

£18.00

Technical information

Region:

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Surface area   :

31 ha

Terroir :

Clay and limestone

Grape Variety proportions  :

75 % Merlot | 25 % Carbernet Franc

Average age of the vines:

40 years

Density:

5800 / ha

Yield:

40 hl/ha

Harvest & vinification:

Hand-picked with rigorous sorting bunch-by-bunch at perfect maturity.

The harvest is gravity-fed into cement tanks. Pre-fermentation maceration takes place for 4 to 6 days and the extraction is done in the traditional way by pumping-over or punching down the cap of skins. After post-fermentation maceration, the wine is run off together with its lees directly into barrels.

Ageing  :

The malolactic fermentations are undertaken in new oak barrels. The wine is then aged over lees for 14 to 16 months.

Food and wine pairings   :

Best paired with red or white meat that are grilled or as a stew, barbecue and tasty mature cheeses.

Œnologue conseil : Michel Rolland

Robert Parker 89-91; James Suckling 90-91; Gold medal ‘Feminalise 2018