Chateau Larroque Bordeaux Rouge Supérieur

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Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Producer: Vignobles Ducourt

Grade: A.O.C.

Appellation: -

Volume: 750ml

Vintage: 2015

Colour: Red

Varietals: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Food Pairing: Charcuterie, tapas, red meat, white meat, cheeses

Serving Temperature: 16 -18

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Description

Marie-Christine, the daughter of Henri Ducourt, purchased this prestigious left-bank property in 1979, which lies on the border of the Graves appellation. The 60-hectare vineyard was rapidly replanted and the château building, which dates from 1348, was restored. Our family now produces three different-coloured wines there: red, white and rosé.
Colour : Dark garnet hue
Nose : Red fruits, almond and hazelnut, with a faint vanilla aroma
Mouth : The silky, velvety attack reveals a pleasant, concentrated and wellstructured wine, wine a combination of fruits pastes’ flavours, liquorice and toasted notes, and an elegant finish
Food pairings : Charcuterie, tapas, red meat, white meat, cheeses

Winemaking

Region : Bordeaux, Left bank, France
Surface area : 46,2 hectares
Soil type : Loamy-clay
Grape varieties : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Vineyard management : Guyot pruning, de-budding, thinning out leaves, green harvest, sustainable agriculture
Vineyard manager : Philippe Ducourt
Harvest : Machine harvesting in the cool, early morning
Macération : Pre-fermentation cold maceration of 24 to 48 hours
Fermentation : Alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats at around 26°C then a gentle vatting for 3 weeks at 30°C. Running off and pressing, separation of the press and free-run juice. Malolactic fermentation in thermoregulated stainless steel vats at around 18°C
Ageing : Ageing in oak or stainless steel vats. Ageing in oak for 12 months. Bottling and ageing in our cellars for at least 12 more months
Annual production : 300 000 bottles
Oenologist : Jérémy Ducourt