Vieilles Vignes

£11.66

Made from truly ancient vines on the best parcels of the domain at a low density makes this a flagship wine for Laffitte-Teston.  Hearty flavours with a high tanin content from raging in new barrels makes this wine excellent for laying down for up to 15 years or possibly more.

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Description

Partner: Chateau Lafitte-Teston
Vintage: 2011
Tasting Notes: A fine harmonious nose with aromas of torrefaction (chocolate and coffee), blackcurrants and prunes thanks to its vinification in oak barrels.  Excellent full and generous presence in the mouth, well rounded with an excellent finish.
Classification: AOP Madiran
Grape: Tannat 100%
Strength: 14%
Serve at: Room temperature 18 °C
Serve with: Roasts, red meat, casseroles and strong cheese
Soil: Limestone and clay
Yield: 40 hectolitres/hectare
Cultivation: Raised on old vines over 70 years of age on the best parcel of the domain.  Mechanically cultivated with manual harvesting and grape selection.
Vinification: Pressed whole and macerated for several months with several finings during fermentation prior to transfer into new oak barrels for final vinification over 12 months.

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