2011 Château Tour Chaigneau, Lalande-de-Pomerol ( Silver Medal )
Vintage score 2011 Bordeaux red: 16/20
The domain is located in the commune of Néac, 50
kilometres East of Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Dordogne River.
From the 15th century, monks have cultivated this property. Nowadays the
domain is the property of the Marin-Audra family. The estate enjoys an
advantageous location; 21 hectares in the commune of Néac, neighbouring of
Pomerol and less than 5 km from Saint-Emilion.
Soil: Sandy-clay on ferruginous sandstone subsoil
Surface: 21 hectares
Location: Sigle-block vineyard located in the plateau of Néac.
Average age of the vineyard: 30 years
Grape varieties: 70% Merlot / 20% Cabernet Franc / 10% Cabernet
Sustainable agriculture. Mechanical harvesting. Classical vinification in
concrete and stainless steel vats with temperature control. Vatting fot 21 to
25 days with daily pumping over (4 to 8 times a day). Ageing for 12 to 14
Frank and deep bordeaux-red colour. The bouquet reveals ripe red fruits
aromas with vanilla hints. The attack is frank and fleshy with a full-bodied
structure, pleasantly oaky.
From 5 to 10 years"
Info Lalande de Pomerol:
AOC Lalande de Pomerol is located north of its renowned neighbor Pomerol, just across the small river Barbanne. This region has 1120 hectares of vineyards and, like in the Pomerol, has small wineries, and the wine price is on the higher side, although not as high as in Pomerol. The grape variety Merlot is here the dominant variety with a planting of 75%. The soil varies from sand to pebbles and clay, but especially the areas with pebbles and clay bring the best wines that are comparable to Pomerol. These wines also have the potential to grow old and have a rich, full velvety texture with a beautiful bouquet.
- Red wine
- Producer, Name of wine
- Château Tour Chaigneau, Lalande-de-Pomerol ( Silver Medal )
- Number of bottles
- Bottle size
- Bottles (0.75L)