Lassegue is Saint-Emilion at its most opulent. Rich, aromatic Cabernet Franc married to the dense concentration of old-vine Merlot, seasoned with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon results in a wine that is at once powerful and elegant.
On the palate, it offers a layered complexity of fruit and mineral spice within a rich structure of tannins and acid. It is balanced and highly textured, offering aromas of licorice and vanilla that lead to flavors of cherry, cassis, truffle and chocolate. A thought provoking wine, it shows the depth of its character from potent impact to lingering finish.
Chateau Lassegue Winery
Nestled on the Côte de Saint-Émilion, Château Lassègue exemplifies remarkable winemaking passion with its unbridled quest to craft world class wines. With its striking 18th century chateau, perennially
sun-drenched vineyards and diverse soils, Château Lassègue sits in a unique position of honoring its heritage while also moving into a new era of winemaking tradition. Guided by renowned vigneron Pierre Seillan, Château Lassègue combines the best of old-world principles and new world technique to produce extraordinary wines.
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A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux of the area (and the only Premier Grand Cru Classé A) are Chateau Ausone and Chateau Cheval Blanc.
St.-Émilion produces the most wine on the right bank of Bordeaux. As most of its wine is based primarily on Merlot, St-Emilion wines are described as having finesse and elegance. The best wine of the region can last upward of 10-20 years, like a good left-banker, but many find that the wines here matuer earlier than those based on Cabernet Sauvignon. The soils in the area differ greatly, from gravel to limestone to clay and sand. As a result, the wines of this region are diverse. Quality wines display silky tannins and ripe, soft fruit – the higher quality wine showing full-bodied texture and layers of complexity.
About France - Other regions
When it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and
Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.