Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France
The Lanessan vineyard has belonged to a succession of eight generations of the Bouteiller family since the 18th century. A young woman, Paz Espejo, took over the management of Château Lanessan from Hubert Bouteiller in August 2009. This change is a result of the Bouteiller family's stated ambition to inject new life into this fine property.
Les Calèches de Lanessan AOC Haut-Médoc is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot from 13 hectares (32 acres) of 20-year-old vines growing in deep Garonne gravel beds. Mechanically harvested when the fruit is optimally ripe, grapes are sorted with optical screening equipment. Fermented in coated concrete tanks equipped with temperature control. Opulent, fruity nose. Silky, chewy tannins. Attractive, fresh and aromatic finish.
Enjoy Les Caleches de Lanessan Haut-Medoc over the next 6-8 years with roast duck, veal, ratatouille, and cheeses.