Château LAVILLE - GB

 

Château LAVILLE

AOC Bordeaux Supérieur

 

Alain et Hervé FAYE

 

   

Geographical location :

Located at the western edge of the Entre Deux Mers region in  the village of Saint Sulpice and Cameyrac, the estate overlooks the Dordogne valley.

 

GPS location :

Latitude : 44.908049 |  Longitude : -0.397727

 

History  :

Château Laville is located on the historic site of a Roman Villa. The family-owned estate which includes a vineyard of 40 ha is presently managed by the third generation of the FAYE family. The vineyard has been replanted in 1961 following the terrible frosts of 1956.

 

Terroir :

The vines of the vineyard in a single block are planted in a soil consisting of gravel and alios (sand hardened by a ferruginous cement).

20 ha are dedicated to the production of this wine.

Production : approx 120  000 bottles per year.

 

Wine-growing/Winemaking :

Sustainable farming practices are applied   : organic fertilisation, grassing down, leaf removal while ensuring a large foliar surface.

Complete destemming and mechanical sorting of harvest. Vatting of 28 days at 28°C. Approximately 12 months of aging.

Blending : Merlot 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

Vine density: 5  000 vinestocks/ha

 

Tasting :

Intense color, nose of cherry and spicy aromas with light floral notes.

Pleasant fruity wine exhibiting  charm and elegance

Pairs well with red meats and various cheese. Serve at 18°C.

 

Cellaring :

Very pleasant in its prime years, this wine will start to reveal its potential after 5 years cellaring.

Aging potential: 15 ans.

 

Awards :

Château Laville regularly receives awards in various tasting competitions : London, Paris, Bordeaux, Los Angeles…

 

 

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