Château Laborde 2016 -Haut-Medoc
Varietal: 50% Merlot 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cab. Franc
A Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois, classic in style and in blend, elegant and refined, very sophisticated in manner and diplomatic in tone with a nice edge from lively acidity. The ripe fruit is quite lush, and the tannins are nicely wrapped in silk. Nuanced, it drinks just fine.
Color – Garnet with brilliant hints
Nose – Dark berries, fruity and oak
Mouth – medium-bodied with good concentration of fruit and high quality tannins. Good structure and great finish.
Food and wine pairing: This wine will go well with dishes rich in fats and protein, such as beef, pork, casseroles
Type of Soil:
Soils predominantly gravelly and clay-gravelly, with limestone in the basement.
Age of vines: Average of 30 years.
Oceanic climate quite present thanks to a proximity with the estuary. Large differences
temperatures between day and night.
Viticulture: Traditional viticulture. Partial tillage and organic fertilization by organic amendments. Bottled at the property with tangential filtration.
Traditional vinification in vats thermo-regulated concrete and stainless steel.
Maceration of 15 days.
Type of yeast: Indigenous yeasts.
Type of pressing: By pneumatic pressure.
Windings: 3 to 4 times a day for the duration of fermentation.
Temperature : A gradual rise of 20 ° C to 28 ° C.
Malolactic fermentation:40% in barrels and 60% in stainless steel tanks thermo-regulate.