Château La Fleur Grands-Landes, Montagne Saint-Émilion

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Château La FleurGrands-Landes, Montagne SaintÉmilion 2015

A traditional style Bordeaux with an element of rusticity and a robust finish.

Producer Note:

The Durand family has owned the seven hectare estate in the Montagne district since the 18th century. In 1969, M. Carrère, Mme Durand’s husband took over the estate, shaping it to its current form. Since 1997, his daughter Isabelle Carrère, oenologist from Michel Rolland’s team, has been running the estate having taught viticulture and oenology for 10 years.

Vintage:

Generous flowering took place followed by a hot, dry early summer. August was slightly cooler and damper, followed by good weather in September enabling the grapes to reach full maturity. Generally the harvest took place earlier than the previous year. 2015 has been cited as a great modern Bordeaux vintage of excellent quality.

Vineyard:

The vines are grown on slopes in clay soils. The vineyards are carefully managed throughout the year, with debudding, manual removal of the vine-shoots, leafthinning and green harvesting all being carefully performed. Chemical fertilisers are not used; instead vegetal based compost is added moderately to the soil having monitored its equilibrium. A manual harvest takes place when the grapes are slightly overripe to get a better phenolic maturity of the skins and the pips.

Winemaking:

The grapes were carefully sorted by hand after a total destemming on the sorting table. 20% of the wine was bled off. A cold maceration took place prior to fermentation, which lasted three to four days. The fermentation was carried out in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, with daily pump-overs and lasted for three weeks. The wine was then matured, with 80% aged in vats and 20% in oak barrels.

Tasting Note:

A medium bodied Bordeaux , with spicy, dark fruits and herbal notes combined with earthy hints. A beautifully balanced wine with silky tannins and a light finish.

Grape:

Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%

Bottle/Case

Bottle, Case

Sub Region

Montagne Saint-Émilion

ABV

14.0

Region

Bordeaux

Country

France

Red Wine Grape

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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