The Château de Laville is located on one of the highest points in the municipality of Capian, on a clay-limestone hillside and a clay-gravel plateau. In keen to always control and rationalize their inputs, Vignobles Gonfrier produced this Cuvée without adding sulfur (main preservative used). This wine was partially vinified and aged in French barrels. This magnificent terroir, combined with tillage and meticulous vinification, gives birth to this wine with delicate fruit and lovely freshness. This Cuvée is a testament to our expertise and our commitment to the consumer. This wine comes from a certified Terra Vitis estate.
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A.O.C.: Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
Vineyard surface area: 18 hectares
Terroir: Clayey-gravelly slopes
Grape varieties: 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average vine age: 20 years
Viticulture: Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green harvesting”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.
Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys HVE3 (“High Environmental Value”) and Terra Vitis certification.
Vinification: Bio-control inoculation at the plot with a yeast belonging to the Metschnikowia species, ensuring protection of the musts before fermentation. Destemming, crushing and placing in vats. 72 hours cold pre-fermentation maceration to gently extract color and fruit. Fermentation and maceration in thermo-regulated concrete tanks with an average duration of 20 days. Malolactic fermentation partly in French oak barrels. Vignobles Gonfrier produced this Cuvée without adding sulfur (the main preservative used).
Ageing: 8 months in concrete vats and 30% in French oak barrels for 8 months.
Tasting notes:The Château de Laville, with a garnet red color and a fruity nose, offers a dense and round mouth that prolongs a finish full of freshness. This wine has a very beautiful complexity and the controlled oxygen supply during the vinification and ageing gives to it a good aging potential and freshness of the aromas.
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