AOC Graves Rouge - GRAND VIN
90% Cabernet Sauvignon
Red sands of Barsac
on clay-limestone subsoil
1 800 bottles/year
Manual harvest, integrale vinification in new oak barrels. Alcoholic fermentation during 20 days at 25°C. Ageing in new French oak barrels during 18 months.
The Grand Vin of Château Lapinesse is the Excellence of Graves terroir, the origin of Bordeaux. Highly qualitative, it’s the suave response of a beautiful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, emblematic grape varieties of Bordeaux. The wine is traditionally vinified with a slow and gentle extraction of the fruit, tannins are precise and of a great softness in harmony with black fruits and grilled notes conferred by the ageing in French oaks of high quality. The power of this wine is revealed, especially in the finale, by an astonishing length, privilege of a Great Wine.
Ageing potential: 10 to 20 years