Château Vieux Cardinal Lafaurie 2019
Lalande – de – Pomerol - 2019
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)
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
This wine has a beautiful purple colour and an open nose with notes of ripe fruit and cherries. The palate reveals supple tannins thanks to grapes picked at optimal ripeness. Smooth finish. Very promising.
Enjoy with red and white meat, wildfowl and also with cheese.