Chateau La Perriere Lussac St.-Emilion 2019
The wine is vinified at lower temperatures, with less extraction to preserve roundness, balance and fruit. Parcels are planted on more clayey soils on the southern slopes of the estate. Gourmand and fruity, this light wine can be tasted in its early years as well as being kept for a few years to enjoy more mellow tannins.
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Château La Perrière is located in the commune of Lussac. Monks established a monastery here in the Middle Ages and were the first to plant vines.
The estate owes its name to an eponymous stream, which in turn takes its name from the French word pierrière, meaning rock quarry. There are currently 14 hectares (35 acres) of vines that benefit from a well-drained clay-limestone subsoil.
Jean-Luc Sylvain, a well-known cooper from Bordeaux's Right Bank, bought La Perrière in 2003 and shortly thereafter set about renovating the cellar, storage area, and vineyard. For a few years, Claire and Rémi have also chosen to follow their father and contribute to the building in the cooperage and the vineyard.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.