CHATEAU HAUT LANDON BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR
Michelle and Dominique BRIMAUD are settled since 1988. They had been established at Château Haut Landon for almost a decade when in 1997 they decided to take over from their parents at Château Plaizirs. They had owned the estate since 1981 and planted the whole vineyard. Their Skills were very traditional : « My father even aged his wines in huge barrels called foudres. After taking over, we have expanded and modernised the estate. Today it covers 38 hectares and we have set up our storage and vinification cellars there » They produce quality grapes by respecting the environment in reasoned culture with little treatment and without acaricide.
GRAPE VARIETY : 74% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec
LOCATION : Bordeaux
SOIL : Clay-Limestone for the most part with some plots with gravel deposits
WINEMAKING : Cold Maceration for 3-4 days prior to fermentation. Turbopunching of the cap for gentle extraction. Length of maceration adapted according to the year. Aged in cement and stainless-steel vats.
AGEING POTENTIAL IN BOTTLE : Drink now or leave for 4 to 5 years
TASTING COMMENTS : The color is beautifully intense. The nose opens with spicy, very harmonious notes of peanut. The attack is supple in the mouth, accompanied with fine tannins that give a most interesting sweetness. The long finish ends on a harmonious note of ripe fruit and wood.
SERVICE : Between 16 & 18ºC.
FOOD PARING : Grilled lamb chops would seem to be the perfect partner or any red meat and cheese
AWARDS : Gold Medal Lyon 2016, Gold Medal Citadelles du VIN 2016, Blind Tasted 88/1001*, Hachette Guide 2017