As all the best Grands Crus from the Medoc area, Loudenne vineyard is benefiting from an exceptional terroir: 2 gravely hills that slope gently down to the banks of the Gironde estuary, reflecting the sun rays, reducing the risk of frost and helping the grapes to ripen. This privileged terroir contributes to the unique complexity and finesse of Château Loudenne wines. Terroir and vineyard: Terroir: 2 hills made of Garonne gravel mixed with clay on a limestone sub-soil. Vineyard: 31 ha (76 acres) – average 42 y.o. Density: 6 700 plants / hectare (the oldest having a lower density 5 000 plants / ha). 52 % Merlot - 48 % Cabernet Sauvignon. 2018 weather conditions: After a very rainy winter and spring, the vintage made a 180-degree turn at the beginning of July and the Bordeaux miracle occurred once again with a beautiful summer and autumn. Thanks to its privileged terroir and our special attention, Loudenne has been able to get through the mildew attacks that the Bordeaux vineyard has experienced. The summer, meanwhile, was the warmest after 2003 but without the heat-hot excesses and blockages of the vines. The water reserves of the soils, well filled by winter and spring rains, have allowed the vines to withstand the summer drought. Rain at the beginning of September was welcome, followed by a dry period throughout the harvest period. The 2018 vintage will be among the most structured with a perfect maturity for all grape varieties. Harvest: From September 27th until October 17th. Plot selection. Hand picking in small crates. Sorting table on reception. Transfer by gravity in the vats. Oenologist advisor: Athanase Fakorellis The images of the Products and any packaging (if applicable) on our Website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that your computer's display of the colours accurately reflect the colour of the Products and/or packaging. The Products may vary slightly from those images.

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Brand rangeLe Château
AwardsGold Medal China Wines & Spirits Awards; 88/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Region of OriginBordeaux
Country of OriginFrance
Alcohol by Volume1,35
Tasting Notes - NoseThe nose is complex with vanilla oak and red berry notes.
Tasting Notes - PalateOn the palate, the wines reveals a good freshness.The attack is full bodied, the pa-late is structured with velvety tannins.
Tasting Notes - FinishThe finish is long and elegant combining red fruits, fresh notes of mint and oaky notes.
How to enjoy BestDecant and serve at 16°C. Enjoy with grilled meats.

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