Lalande de Pomerol

Just one glance at its beautiful deep, almost black, ruby color is enough to win the taster over.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 088156016298

  • Vintage 2012
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Composition:
    80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
  • Winemaker Notes Having been in the Massonie family for three generations, Perron is now the responsibility of Betrand Massonie, whose drive, passion, technical skill and respect for the property's exceptional terroir have contributed massively to its recent renaissance. One of the top wines in the appellation and a rising star of the Right Bank.
  • Tasting Notes Just one glance at its beautiful deep, almost black, ruby color is enough to win the taster over. It offers up generous, complex aromas of black berried fruits - blackcurrant and blackberry - and graphite, with a discreet, underlying note of oak. The ample, fleshy and creamy palate has an excellent base of spicy tannins, elegantly and harmoniously offset by an overwhelming freshness.
  • Vineyard Average age of the wine is 65 years. Perron's tiny vineyard is looked after with all the care that one might devote to a garden. The soil in between the rows of vines is either turned over or grassed over. De-budding takes place in April or May, and in June or July, the eastern facing vines are deleafed and the vines in general are thinned out. The vineyard is protected from disease and pests according to the lutte raisonnée principles that dictate only using the minimum quantity of product and only when necessary. Picking is done entirely by hand and the gapes are sorted manually when they arrive at the vat house.
  • Vinification Manual and mechanical harvest; Selective sorting on a vibrating table and on a Mistral table, equipped with a blower. Traditional winemaking: Pre-fermentation cold maceration, alcoholic fermentation in cement vats equipped with temperature control, post fermentation maceration, malo-lactic fermentation. (In total: 45 days of vatting) Lastly, the wine is run off into barrels or into conical wooden vats. Maturation by thirds: 20% new oak barrels, 40% second fill and 40% third fill oak barrels. Maturation period is approximately one year, racking and blending takes place in February - March. Filtration: tangenital flow filtration, bottling happens at the estate, two years after harvest date.
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