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Loudenne
The Château

A powerful and balanced Médoc red

Aged between 12 and 16 months in French oak barrels, “Le Château” is a fine Médoc red that is both intense and bright.
When young, the Loudenne Médoc has a deep crimson color, a strong, complex nose with notes of dark fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants), toast, and more delicate notes of vanilla. Some vintages also have elegant, fresh notes of mint.
The wine is dense, concentrated, and fruity on the palate with a pleasant tannic structure, a full body, and a long finish. It is a wine that has both an excellent aging potential and tannins that are pleasant enough to be enjoyed while it is still young.
As it ages, the fruity aromas disappear and are gradually replaced by the sophisticated aromas of sous bois. The wine becomes more complex and its tannins more velvety.

Flavors

Complexity
Complexity
Fruity
Fruity
Woody
Woody
Tannins
Tannins

Characteristics

Harvest

Selected by plot, harvested by hand, grapes transported in small crates, sorted upon reception, total destemming.

Blend

50 to 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (body, length), 45 to 50% Merlot (fruity aromas).

Winemaker Notes

Tanked without pumping. Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks. Horizontal pressing with selection of the highest quality juice from each press. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.
AGING : 12 to 15 months in oak barrels. 33% new oak. 100% French oak from Bordeaux cooperages, medium toast, racked 2 to 3 times.

Awards

88
Jeannie Cho Lee (2015)
2014
87
The Wine Enthusiast Roger Voss (2015)
2014
Médaille
gold
Concours Général Agricole (2017)
2014
Médaille
gold
China Wine and Spirit Awards (2018)
2013