The nose is dominated by nice wood fruits notes like blackcurrant and blackberry. After swirling, the fruity aromas are even stronger and we can smell also toasty, roasty flavors with a hint of vanilla.
The attack is soft which allows a velvet mouth with fine tannins. The middle mouth is also fresh and well-balanced. The finish is delicious with an interesting aromatic persistence.
- Terroir: Bouqueyran Hill, tertiary gravels (Pyrenean gravel).
- Surface: 17 ha in production
- Density: 6 600 to 10 000 vines per hectare
Manual harvest at the best of maturity.
- Production: 37,5 hl per hectare
Light filtration before bottling
Manual harvest at the best of maturity. Selection in the vineyard and after destalking. No crushing, maceration prior to fermentation, mixing and racking.
Long fermentation of skins.
- 100 % high quality French oak barrels
- 8 different coopers
- 50 % in new barrels and 50 % in one wine barrels
- 14 to 18 months of ageing
The ruby color of this Château Lalaudey 2011 is limpid and bright.
You might keep this wine in your cellar for 10 years before appreciating it with cheeses or a chocolate cake with red berries coulis.