Winemakers

Diane Flamand

Technical Data

Acidity
3.1 g/L - pH: 3.61

Alcohol
12.5%

Sugar
<2 g/L

Suggested Retail Price

$17.99

DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD (LAFITE)

Légende

BORDEAUX ROUGE 2014

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

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Vintage Notes

The summer of 2014 was cooler than average. Beautiful weather arrived in September and remained until the end of October. An unseasonably warm and dry September gave the vines optimal ripening conditions, and thus the grapes reached the perfect balance between sugar, acidity and phenols, worthy of a great vintage.

Winemaking

Harvest took place from September 19th to October 13th. Vinification was carried out in the traditional method and with thermovinification (50% of the batches). The selected plots were vinified separately in stainless steel vats, after being de-stemmed and crushed. This was followed by alcoholic fermentation under temperature control and maceration over the course of 2 weeks.

60% of the final blend is aged.

Tasting Notes

Bright, beautifully intense ruby color. On the nose, intense and seductive, combining aromas of candied licorice, violets and very ripe black fruit. The palate is round and full-bodied, with noticeable but well-integrated tannins. The finish is clean, fruity and harmonious.

90 pts

Decanter

SILVER AWARD WWA 2016

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