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Chateau Lanessan has belonged to the Bouteiller family since the 18th century. Eight generations of the same family have therefore succeeded in leading the estate. In August of 2009 Paz Espejo took over the direction of the Chateau. This change of direction corresponds to the strong commitment of the Bouteiller family to this beautiful property. "The challenge is to remain faithful to our terroir while adapting to consumer expectations. "
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
32 hectares (79 acres) of 30-year-old vines growing in deep Garonne gravel beds.
Mechanically harvested when the fruit is optimally ripe. It is sorted with optical screening equipment.
Fermented in coated concrete tanks equipped with temperature control. The winemaking techniques, pumping over, rack and return are used according to the needs of the vintage and the fruit.
In Bordeaux, the heat resulted in early flowering. Also, this led to an early harvest after a very hot summer. As a starting point, there is great maturity in the grapes, and one can expect a more opulent vintage than in the last few years.
The summer this year has been the warmest since 1959, yet the rain has fallen at the right times during the growing season. The harvest took place two weeks before the norm and will yield grapes with high potential alcohol and the lowest acidity since the 2003 vintage. As they say in Bordeaux: "It has been a good and extreme growing season which hopefully also produces great wines".