The vines of the Château Lataste are located upon the slopes of the Langoiran village. They are overlooking the Garonne river and benefit from optimum conditions to produce Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The southern exposure of the Château Lataste vines gives the opportunity to produce well ripen grapes and, consequently, wines with their terroir typicity.
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A.O.C.: Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux red
Vineyard surface area: 10 hectares
Terroir: Clayey-gravelley and clayey limestone soils
Grape varieties: 55% Merlot and 45% 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.
Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys HVE3 (“High Environmental Value”) certifications.
Vinification: Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks.The maceration is extended to obtain a powerful dense wine.
Ageing: In french oak barrels for 12 months
Tasting notes:The wine has a deep ruby red colour. The nose develops notes of red fruits, flowers as well as spicy aromas. The attack is franck and the mouth is full-bodied, the tanins are fine and round and participate to the finesse of the finale.
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