CARRUADES DE LAFITE
Ref : 474696
i.e. 526.67 € / liter
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Our oenologists' opinion
Dark brick colour with some black highlights. The nose opens up with red fruit gratin, liquorice and burnt horn notes. Good balance on a full-bodied, straightforward wine with a nice elegant character, bouquet of roasted notes, liquorice, hint of grilled pepper, tannins already melted, ready to drink.
- Keeping level 2022
- Service temperature 18°
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Domain and appellation
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD
Second wine of the 1st Grand Cru Classé Lafite Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite-Rothschild, embodies the rich potential of second wines from the Bordeaux region. Considered one of the best second wines, it differs from the grand vin in that it has a higher proportion of Merlot.
Terroir: Spread over 50 hectares, the vineyard lies on a gravelly soil with limestone sub-layers, one of the best terroirs on the left bank.
Viticulture: The grapes are harvested manually and by plot.
Vinification: Fermentation is also carried out on a parcel-by-parcel basis in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and traditional oak vats.
Grapes Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Petit Verdot
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc