Chateau Laffitte Laujac

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CHATEAU LAFFITTE LAUJAC

CHATEAU LAFFITTE LAUJAC

BS-Laujac-11Appellation : Médoc

Commune : Bégadan

Vineyard area : 30 hectares

Soil : Fine gravel and chalky-clay

Grape varieties : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

Planting density : 6 600 vines/ha.

Age of vineyard : 25 years

Production : 200,000 bottles/yr

 

IN THE VINEYARD
Care of the vines :

- Sustainable viticulture - Natural grassing over
- Double-Guyot pruning - Leaf thinning

Yield : 50 to 55 hectolitres/ha. (6,666 to 7,333 bottles approx.)

Harvesting :

- Machine harvested
- The crop is destemmed and sorted both mechanically and manually

IN THE WINERY
Pumping over : 2 vat volumes pumped over in two operations

- Temperature-controlled stainless steel vats
- Fermentation temperature : from 26-28°C

Maceration : 3 to 4 weeks in the vats

Pressing : vertical basket press

Alcohol content : 13°

Maturing : 12 months in French oak barrels (30% new barrels) « Bottled at the Château »

Tasting Notes: The bouquet of Château Laffitte Laujac opens with notes of mint and spices which move over to allow expression of black fruit berry aromas. The first impression in the mouth is lively and fine. The tannins are powerful yet delicate and there is a flavour of red fruit berries with a slightly jamlike nuance. This wine is powerful and balanced; it can be drunk young but will be enjoyed for up to 10, or even 15 years, according to the vintage.

Wine and food pairing : It will marry well with Tournedos Rossini, an escalope of veal with cream sauce, a salad of gizzards confit and well-matured cheeses.

Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points

A finely made wine, full of firm tannins and rich fruit. Structured and dark, it has weight, black fruit and great potential. With wood aging smoothing the bold fruit, it can be drunk soon, but will age well. Drink from 2014. — R.V.

2011 Vintage | Tech Sheet | Sell Sheet | POS | Label | Bottle Shot

2010 Vintage | Tech Sheet | Sell Sheet | POS | Label | Bottle Shot

 

L de LAFFITTE LAUJAC

L de LAFFITTE LAUJAC

L de LAFFITTE LAUJAC

BSN-L-LafLau-12Appellation : Médoc

Commune : Bégadan

Vineyard area : 10 hectares

Soil : Fine gravel and chalky-clay

Grape varieties : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

Planting density : 6 600 vines/ha.

Age of vineyard : 15-20 years

Production : 65,000 bottles/yr

 

IN THE VINEYARD
Care of the vines :

- Sustainable viticulture - Natural grassing over

- Double-Guyot pruning - Leaf thinning

Yield : 50 to 55 hectolitres/ha. (6,666 to 7,333 bottles approx.)

Harvesting :

- Machine harvested

- The crop is destemmed and sorted both mechanically and manually

IN THE WINERY

Pumping over : 2 vat volumes pumped over in two operations

Maceration : 3 to 4 weeks at 26-28°C in stainless steel vats

Pressing : vertical basket press

Alcohol content : 12.5°

Maturing : 6 months in French oak barrels « Bottled at the Château »

Tasting Notes: The bouquet of this wine is both fruity and oaky along with spicy aromas. On tasting, flavours of red fruit are found accompanied by menthol notes which endow a pleasant refreshing sensation. The oakiness is soft and harmonious giving a wine that is well-balanced with excellent structure. A congenial wine to be enjoyed at any opportunity.

Wine and food pairing : It will be the perfect partner to a joint of beef with mushrooms, a vegetable tourte, a blanquette of veal or beef bourguignon.

2012 Vintage | Tech Sheet | Sell Sheet | POS | Label | Bottle Shot

2011 Vintage | Tech Sheet | Sell Sheet | POS | Label | Bottle Shot

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Owner: Vanessa Cruse Duboscq & Manager: René-Philippe Duboscq

6 generations of the Cruse family have followed each other on the Laujac estate over 2 centuries. The knowledge of the soil, the shaping of the plots, the selection of grape varieties and their rootstocks have been transmitted from generation to generation. These choices are consciously made in order to respect the estate’s eco-system…as men may go but the Laujac soil remains. Generations of winemakers have therefore contributed to the development of our wines. A team of 15 people works closely with us today – and with the same standards of excellence.

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