Château Langoiran carries the name as the municipality in which it is located, 25 kilometers at the south east of Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Garonne River. Château Langoiran wines benefit from a particularly meticulous vinification as well as an optimum ageing in French oak barrels in the underground cellar dated from the 17th century . Today, the Château Langoiran’s cellar is opened to public for daily visits. Its underground cellar, the particularity of the Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux terroir, the history of the region and the beautiful landscapes are good reasons to come and discover the wine-making philosophy of the Gonfrier family.
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A.O.C. : Bordeaux blanc sec
District : Langoiran
Vineyard surface area : 10 hectares
Terroir : Clayey-gravelly slopes
Grape varieties : 70% Sauvignon, 30% Sémillon
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. Mechanicalgrape harvesting.
Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys HVE3 (“High Environmental Value”), and Terra Vitis certification.
Vinification : The grapes are harvested upon reaching their maximum aromatic potential. Maceration under inert gas to capture the best of the grape skins, followed by delicate fragmented pressing. Clarification of the must, then alcoholic fermentation under controlled temperature (18° C). A third of the wine isfermented in French-oak barrels.
Ageing : On fine lees in stainless-steel tanks and partly in 225L barrels for a period of 6 months, then blending.
Tasting notes :Hues of light green. Powerful nose, with notes of citrus fruits and white-fleshed fruits, and a touch of smoke. Frank, mineral and dense in the mouth, with fruit and intensity. A lovely white full of character.