Château de Lagarde « Cuvée Prestige »

Château de Lagarde « Cuvée Prestige »
AOC Côtes de Bordeaux Saint Macaire 2010

Winemaker : Lionel Raymond, Saint Laurent du Bois, France
Appellation : AOC Côtes de Bordeaux Saint Macaire
Varietals : 50% Sauvignon, 50% Semillon
Vineyard : Situated in Saint Laurent du Bois

Production Area: A mild climate (due to the Atlantic Ocean). Lots of sunshine, and regular rain, the hillside situation and the clay limestone soil, gravels offer the best conditions for the growth of the vines and the grapes. Côtes de Bordeaux is a small and ancient appellation known for it’s production of sweet wine, we are only 3 producers in the area to produce a dry wine.

Hectares of production: 38 hectares

Yield per Vine & Hectare: 40 hl/ ha

Training System: The vineyard is held up by Guyot double (Bordeaux style) to obtain the best maturity and also to avoid phytosanitary disease. The wine is held up by wires.

Vinification: In Oak barrels (30% new)

Analytical Data: 12.5% alc/ vol

Ageing:  In the same barrels used for the fermentation. On fine lees during 8 to 9 months depending on vintage and decided according to the tasting.

Tasting Notes: An elegant dry Côtes de Bordeaux Saint Macaire. Perfumed nose, with exotic fruits (mango, pineapple, and peach), vanilla, soft spices and small delicate buttery notes. The mouth combines richness and freshness. An elegant finale!
Color: Pale, golden yellow.

Conversation Time: 1 to 5 years depending on vintage.

Notes/ Certifications/ Awards:
Only Indigenous Yeasts used. Suitable for Vegans.
Certified Organic by Qualité France and USDA NOP (National Organic Program) IMO, Switzerland.
2009: Gold Medal Concours des Vins de Bordeaux 2010
2008 : One Star Guide Hachette 2009.
2007 : Silver Medal Concours des Vins de Bordeaux 2008
2006 : Guide Hachette 2007
Vintage 2005: 15/20 this month we tasted and loved La Revue des Vins de France February 2007.
Vintage 2005: 400 must-have wines for the ideal cellar, La Revue des Vins de France 15/20 November 2007.