CHATEAU LABORDE LA LANDE DE POMEROL
Situated in the heart of Lalande de Pomerol amongst the world renowned vines Chateau Laborde has been owned by the Trocard family since 1628. The family are well versed in producing fabulous wines from this highly sought after corner of Bordeaux’s Right Bank. However, in historical terms they could still be described as relative newcomers, with vines dating back to the 12th Century, when a Priory existed on the spot producing wine for the religious services of its occupants who included Pilgrims and Knights of the Crusades. The eight pointed cross of whom became the emblem of the wines of Pomerol.
Described as “Feminine Terroir” the 22 hectares of Chateau Laborde sit on light sandy and gravelly soils. These delicate soils help to bring finesse to their wines in the style for which this region has become so famed.
GRAPES : 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION : Lalande-de-Pomerol
SOIL : light sandy and gravel
VINIFICATION : Lilbourne traditional wine making with a long maceration and fermentation of about 6 weeks in cements vats
AGEING IN BARREL : 14 Months
COLOR : Intense garnet color
NOSE : Aromas of the forest, mushrooms, truffle, mocha and tobacco
MOUTH : Round and complex with a silk tannin
SERVICE : Between 16 & 18ºC
FOOD PARING : Any red meat, poultry and cheese