2014 Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion, Pessac Leognan Bordeaux White
Name: 2014 Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Bordeaux White
Area: pessac bordeaux (see Map)
Tasting note: Beautiful pale yellow colour with golden highlights. Subtle bouquet featuring mandarin orange, lemon, and pineapple aromas with hints of oak and vanilla. Full-bodied, rich, very elegant, and well-balanced on the palate, with well-integrated oak on the aftertaset. A wine with great potential...
Food pairing: Excellent in aperitif and Ideal with fish or Shellfish such as Lobster Salad, Sea Bass, Poached Salmon - interesting with hard cheeses such as swiss, etorki.
Location: Bordeaux France - Pessac Leognan
Size of the vineyard / Total Production (in cases): 72.5 hectares in total, of which 11.5 are in white
Terroir / Soil: Deep gravel in a sandy matrix over a layer of clay
Age of the vines: 30 years old
Grape varieties: 20% Semillon, 80% Sauvignon Blanc
Vinification: Vinification in new barrels (70%) and in concrete eggs (20%) with stirring of the lees three times a week for 3 months. Ageing
- Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion - The estate was known under many names in the early 19th century, but it wasn't until 1949 that the estate was re-named to Larrivet Haut Brion. The estate used to be on par with Chateau Haut Brion, but by the 1930's the estate had fallen on hard times. The present owners the Gervosen family, famed for the Bonne Maman French Preserves, purchased the esate in 1987 and set about restoring the vineyards to their former glory. Their hard work has really shown dividends in two of the most recent vintages; 2009 and 2010. There are approximately 42 hectares producing red and white wines. The red vines are split 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot with an annual production averaging 10,000 cases. There is also a second wine called Les Demoiselles de Larrivet de Haut Brion in both red and white wines.