Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Chateau des Laurets

Château des Laurets

NV
Appellation: Puisseguin Saint-Émilion, France
R250.00
An Overview

A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.  Intense black fruit and spicy aromas.  Lingering aftertaste enhanced by a balanced acidity.

Tasting Notes

The violet robe is transparent. The extremely fresh nose expresses intense black fruit notes. Hints of cedar mingle with the aroma of Morello cherries. The elegant palate possesses a bold attack followed by a magnificent breadth, the sophisticated velvety tannins evoke crisp black fruits. The whole is underlined by a restrained woodiness with a subtle liquorice redolence. The finish is long and persistent.

In the Cellar

Cold soaking and fermentation in oak and stainless steel vats with automatic temperature-control. Post-fermentation micro-oxygenation during maceration and malolactic fermentation in oak and stainless steel vats.

harvesting

Harvest: Mechanical
Harvest Period: Merlot from October 05th to 19th, Cabernet Sauvignon the October 20th

In the Vineyard

Soil Type: Limestone and clay
Average Age of the Vine: 25 years
Vine Density: 5 500 vines/ha
Grape Varieties: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Pruning: Double Guyot
Vine Management: Natural grass cover

Maturation

Ageing: 30% in new barrels, 30% in second fill barrels, and the rest in vats
Ageing Duration: 14 months

Analysis

The wine will perfectly match with appetizers, white or red meat (with some veal rolls or beef pieces for instance) grilled or in sauce and fine cheeses.

Other items of interest…

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

R135.00

A blend of two Italian olive cultivars – Frantoio and Coratina – with fruit that imparts a pleasant, nutty flavour. Cold extraction lends this premium extra virgin olive oil a clean, fresh finish.

R135.00
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