Château Vieux Cardinal Lafaurie
Lalande – de – Pomerol - 2016
This Château is an invitation to travel through time. In the 12th century, the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem established a hospice here to carefor crusaders and pilgrims. Cabernet Franc vines were planted on the estate to provide wine for mass. Time is still a willing accomplice today, allowing the wine to fully develop elegance and body.
Le vin :
Blend : 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% de Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification : Traditional vats stainless steel thermo regulated, with 2 to 3 weeks maceration.
Ageing : In French oakbarrels for 12 months (50% new barrels).
Ageing potential : Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential around 2024/2026.
Le vignoble :
Location : Néac/Lalande de Pomerol.
Surface area : 6 hectares.
Planting Density : 5000 to 6000 vine / hectare.
Yield : 42,5 hectoliters / hectare.
Grape Varieties : Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Average age of the wine : 1 pl ot over 50 years old and two pl ots of fall ow land to be pl anted in 2013. The vine is 30 years old.
Terroirs : 15% of clay, 30% of silt, 60% of sand and gravely sub-soil with iron-rich concretions
Remarkable 2016 vintage with a superb nose presenting roasted and chocolatey notes. Good depth supported by delicious tannins.
A great wine that expresses this terroir in an exceptional vintage.
Enjoy with red and white meat, wildfowl and also with cheese.