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Lagrézette

Château Lagrézette, a subtle blend of 87% Malbec, 12% Merlot and a very small proportion of Tannat, is the premier cru of our winery. This long-aging wine can be kept for more than 15 years, getting better all the time.


Color
A deep, shining red.

Nose

An elegant nose with red fruit aromas, cocoa notes and a well-integrated woodiness.


Taste

A supple attack for a fat wine, concentrated and very well structured with smooth tannins, a long aromatic persistence and woody, vanilla notes mingling with dark berry fruits (blackcurrant). This is a hearty, rounded, balanced, harmonious wine with a long, elegant finish.

product details

The various parcels and varieties of grapes that go into Château Lagrézette are vinified separately and then matured in new oak barriques and second-pass barriques for 18 to 20 months. After our enologist Michel Rolland carefully orchestrates the blend, the wine is very lightly filtered and then bottled at the Château.

Keeping
In a cellar, at 16°C / 60.8°F with a maximum humidity rate of 85%
Aging potential
+ 15 years depending on the vintage.
Tasting
Serve between 16 and 18°C / 60.8 and 64.4°F.
Harvest
Manual harvest, manual destemming.
Blend
87% Malbec, 12% Merlot, and 1% Tannat (depending on the vintage).
Soil type
Lime-clay.
Average age of vines
20 to 30 years old.
Consulting enologist
Michel Rolland.
Vinification

Cold maceration at 9°C / 48.2°F for 4 days, then fermentation at 30°C / 86°F, followed by a long maceration (between 4 and 5 weeks) at 28°C / 82.4°F. Daily pumping over, pigeage, malolactic fermentation in vats and oak barriques.

Fermentation container
Thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and French oak tanks
Maturation
18 months in new French oak barriques
Average annual production
60,000 to 150,000 bottles, depending on the vintage.