Merlot (80%), Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
12 x 75cl * 13% ABV * Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux
Owner, Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, believes unwaveringly in the rich potential of Lalande-de-Pomerol terroirs. Supported by his daughter, Coralie, he imparts an environmentally friendly approach to wine growing. With precision and sustainable purpose, the de Boüard family makes wines with outstanding elegance that compare with the greatest Bordeaux appellations.
Predominantly Merlot with some Cabernet Franc and a tiny addition of Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit from each individual plot is vinified separately using gravity alone in small truncated cone-shaped tanks. The wine is then aged in oak for 18 to 24 months in barrels, of which 75% are new. The wines are left unfiltered and unfined.
Having spent 15 years maturing in bottle, this excellent wine is now ready to enjoy now and in the coming few years. A pronounced nose of black fruits, green bell pepper, forest floor, tobacco, and a medium to full bodied palate with clean, developed tannins. Keep the food pairings simple and concise with this wine - roasted red meats and vegetables or perhaps just a freshly baked baguette with some Reblochon cheese!