Winemakers

Diane Flamand

Technical Data

Acidity
3.26 g/L - pH: 3.31

Alcohol
12%

Sugar
<2 g/L

Suggested Retail Price

$17.99

DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD (LAFITE)

Légende

BORDEAUX BLANC 2015

Background

The prestigious Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) family has owned vineyards in Bordeaux for generations. In addition to the wines issued from their world renowned vineyards, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) has been elaborating a range of wines which are easy and pleasant to drink called “Légende”. Inspired by a grand tradition of quality, the Domaines teams have one priority: selection. Their mastery and perfect knowledge of Bordelais cépages are responsible for the unparalleled quality of their wines.

Appellation

Bordeaux, France

Varietal Composition

55% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Sémillon

Vintage Notes

2015 was characterized by a rather late bud break and rapid flowering in excellent conditions with very little rainfall and above average temperatures. July was hot and relatively dry, however August was very rainy compared to the last fifteen years. The onset of ripening started in late July/early August and by the end of the season the grapes reached the perfect balance between sugar, acidity and phenols. The grapes were then harvested from September 1st -10th.

Winemaking

Vinification took place in stainless steel vats and alcohol fermentation took place at 61°F. Maceration took approximately 12 hours, while ageing on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw color with glints of green. On the nose, elegant, seductive, and dominated by mineral notes (gun flint) mingled with aromas of white fruit and acacia flowers. On the palate, very flavorful; full-bodied and rounded on the attack. The finish is fresh, aromatic and dominated by citrus notes typical of Sauvignon Blanc.