Chateau Larmande St. Emillion 1995
Larmande now has a very modern cellar with small vats making it possible to fine-tune winemaking by fermenting grapes on a plot-by-plot basis. Thanks to a suble combination of age-old methods and state-of-the-art technology, Larmande makes superb wine in every vintage.
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.