Château Smith Haut-Lafitte 2012
Ref : 467148
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 160 € / liter
2 product(s) soldsince yesterday
- Keeping level Ready to drink
- Service temperature 9°
Our food and wine pairings
- Grilled Fish
- Fish in sauce
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and crisp
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.
Do you know ?
The Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 vintage received 100 points by the famous american wine critic Robert Parker in its magazine The Wine Spectator. The list of wines that have received this score is short and prestigious.
Domain and appellation
Château Smith Haut-Lafitte
Classified as a Cru Classé de Graves since 1959, Château Smith Haut Lafitte belongs to the Pessac-Léognan appellation. Its ancestral savoir-faire and unique terroir give this wine an international recognition.
- Terroir: Spread across 67 hectares, the vineyard lays on a rare and rich soil of gunze graves. This geological wealth gives the vines the opportunity to thrive thanks to a soil that is well-drained, meagre, warm on the surface and cool and wet deep down.
- Viticulture: All the work that is realized ahead of the winemaking process in the vineyard aims at analyzing the soil and anticipating the weather condition in order to obtain grapes that are perfectly ripened. Once the peak ripeness is reached, the grapes are carefully harvested plot-by-plot and carried in small crates to the vat room.
- Vinification: In the vat room the grapes go to a pre-fermentation maceration, fermentation, and post-fermentation maceration. After the pressing process, the wine ages both in tank and barrel.
Grapes Sauvignon, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon
- Sauvignon : 5%
- Sauvignon blanc : 90%
- Sémillon : 5%