Chateau Lagrezette Chevalier de Lagrezette 2013
Blend: 85% Malbec, 12% Merlot, 3% Tannat
Cultivated since the 15th century, the vineyards of the domain have been replanted and are now perfectly maintained. As early as 1980, M. Perrin replanted the ancient Pigeonnier Vineyard overlooking the Lot River. Today, these 7 acres of Malbec yield “Le Pigeonnier”, the most prestigious wine of the estate, first produced in 1997.
Established on the second and third terraces of the Lot, on silt-clay soil on gravel, with a foundation of Kimmeridgian limestone dating back more than 150 million years, the estate extends over 148 acres. Planted with Malbec (83%), Merlot (16%), and Tannat (1%) – these three grape varieties combine to give the wines of Lagrézette their character and authenticity. As the principal grape of the Lagrézette estate, Malbec expresses power and elegance – integrating licorice, aniseed and red berry aromas. Tannins are rich and cellaring potential is exceptional.
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