Château Lagarère lies within the municipal district of Langoiran, a small medieval town on the Garonne River, dominated by its 13th-century fortress. This historic town also boasts Gallo-Roman ruins and a 12th-century church.The vineyard stretches out below the château on a large plain of clayey alluvial soil. The vines' red grapes produce fruity silky wines that have won the estate renown since the late 19th century.
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A.O.C : Bordeaux rouge
District : Lestiac-sur-Garonne
Vineyard surface area : 15 hectares
Terroir : Alluvial sediments along the Garonne River. Gravelly subsoil.
Grape varieties : 60% Merlot, 40% 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 pruning”, 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”) certification.
Vinification : Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration during 72 hours, to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks during 15 days on average, for controlled extraction.
Ageing : 6 months in oak barrels.
Tasting notes :A lovely brilliant red in colour, with a nose of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant. Fleshy, round and elegant in the mouth. The freshness of red berries.
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