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Pessac-Léognan AOP Grand Cru Classé - Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Sour cherry, Raspberry, Strawberry, and Lilac

Pessac-Léognan AOP Grand Cru Classé - Château Smith Haut Lafitte

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2018
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With the Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé comes a first-class red wine in the glass. In this it presents a wonderfully bright ruby color. If you swirl the wine glass, you can perceive a perfect balance in this red wine, because it does not stand out watery or syrupy or liqueur-like on the walls of the glass. The bouquet of this red wine from Bordeaux delights with notes of raspberry, sour cherry, lilac and strawberry. If we trace the aromatics further, fennel comes in.

On the palate, the Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé from Château Smith Haut Lafitte opens pleasantly aromatic, fruit-driven and balanced. On the tongue, this well-balanced red wine is characterized by an immensely velvety texture. The finale of this youthful red wine from the wine-growing region of Bordeaux, more precisely from Pessac-Léognan, finally captivates with exceptional reverberation. The finish is also accompanied by mineral hints of the gravel-dominated soils.

Vinification of Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé

This balanced red wine from France is made from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes. The grapes grow under optimal conditions in Bordeaux. The vines here dig their roots deep into soils of gravel. Obviously, the Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé is also determined by climatic and stylistic factors Pessac-Léognan. This French wine can literally be described as an Old World wine that is extraordinarily impressive. The grapes for this red wine from France are harvested, at the time of optimal maturity, exclusively by hand. After the harvest, the grapes are immediately taken to the press house. Here they are sorted and carefully ground. This is followed by fermentation in small wood at controlled temperatures. At the end of fermentation, the elegant Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé is aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

Food pairing of the Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé

Drink this red wine from France ideally tempered at 15 - 18°C as an accompaniment to spaghetti with caper-tomato sauce, braised chicken in red wine or goose breast with ginger-red cabbage and marjoram.

Hard facts

Product type:
Type of Wine:
Red wine
Wine colour:
Red
Taste:
Occasion and theme:
barbecue , Christmas , winter wine
Country:
France
Cultivation area:
Bordeaux (FR)
Sub-region:
Pessac-Léognan (FR)
Maturation:
small barrel
Finishing details:
Barrel
Maturation time in mon.:
18
Quality Classification & Rating:
AOP Appellation d’Origine Protégée , Grand Cru
Soils & Special layers:
gravel
Harvesting method:
Handpicked
Aroma:
Fennel , Sour cherry , Raspberry , Strawberry , Lilac
Mouthfeel/ Texture:
velvety
Reverberation / Finish:
very long
Style:
Old World , classic
Optimal serving temperature in °C:
15 - 18
Food Pairing:
dark food , bright, hearty dishes
Suitable wine glas:
Bordeaux glass
Bottle size in l:
0,75
Bottle Design & Features:
Bordeaux Style , classic
Closure:
Cork
Alcohol % ABV:
13.5
Allergens and ingredients:
contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide
Distributor:
Château Smith Haut Lafitte - 33650 Martillac - France
Item.-nr:
70011-FR-RW-BL-1180-18
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