The character of our unique terroir and our technical team’s expertise have allowed this vintage to surpass itself. It boasts both phenolic richness and
freshness in the fruit. This is a powerful, creamy, smooth wine. With a record 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Lagrange 2019 blend will go down in
history. The expressive, aromatic nose opens with black cherry, blackcurrant and liquorice. In the palate, the entry is silky and plump with powerful,
velvety tannins. This distinguished and elegant 2019 will take its place among our iconic vintages. The ageing potential is simply remarkable!
2019, just like 2018, will be remembered for its really contrasting weather. We had a cold, wet spring, and then a dry, hot summer with recordbreaking
This was the longest harvest we had ever seen. The berry weight was the lowest of the last 36 years at Lagrange. We took a gamble
stopping for a while between the Merlot and the Cabernet, judging the latter’s phenolic maturity not in adequacy with its technological maturity. It was
important not to rush, tasting the grapes daily as the skins became gradually thinner and aromas were progressively revealed: we harvested the richest
grapes in the domaine’s modern history.
From September 18th to October 14th 2019
Grapes are handpicked into individual crates
A first selection is done by hand on whole bunches, and a second one
grape by grape with an optical camera
Plot by plot and intra plot vinification
102 thermoregulated stainless steel vats for 103 vine plots
Variable capacity of the vats : 36 to 220 hl
Selection of batch conducted according to the varietal, age of vines,
terroir and grapes maturity.
Traditional vinification at 26-28 °C during 18 to 25 days
Moderate pumping over every day, or pigeage or delestage
Malo lactic fermentation through co inoculation