Grape Variety: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
A very classic, elegant Claret. Grapes are grown in Bordeaux AOC in western France. Mechanically harvested early morning to preserve freshness, fermented and matured on fine lees in 100% stainless steel tanks, this wine displays a restrained nose and finely textured palate. Dark fruit is held within a subtle tannic structure and fringed by gentle spice. Medium-bodied and bone-dry, simply superb.
What the producer says:
The very cool weather and intermittent rain in August revitalised the vines after the fierce heat and hydric stress of July and the fine September and October weather permitted picking perfect, fully ripe grapes under ideal conditions.
Region: Bordeaux, Entre-Deux-Mers, France
Soil type: Loamy-clay
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vineyard management: Guyot pruning, de-budding, thinning out leaves, green harvest, sustainable agriculture
Harvest: Machine harvesting in the cool, early morning
Maceration: Pre-fermentation cold maceration of 24 to 48 hours
Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats at around 26°C then a gentle vatting for 3 weeks at 30°C. Running off and pressing, separation of the press and free-run juice. Malolactic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats at around 18°C
Ageing: Ageing on lees in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats
A very classic, elegant Claret with a restrained nose and finely textured palate. Bright red with purple tints, this wine displays pleasant aromas of ripe dark fruits held within a subtle tannic structure and fringed by gentle spice. Robust and well-rounded with supple tannins, it is medium-bodied and bone-dry. A true classic.
Food pairings: Charcuterie, tapas, red meat, white meat, cheeses
• Château Larroque received the highest award at the Decanter Wine World Awards 2017 : the Platinum Medal.
• With 95 points / 100, our Château Larroque 2015 vintage, has received the highest distinc-tion in its category at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 and the title of « Best Value Bordeaux Red »