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Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe  - 2011750ml add to my favourites Share

Origin: France Region:Bordeaux
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Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2011 is supple,juicy and velvety. It develops aromas of spices and cedar,coupled with blackcurrant,cherry.This wine will match perfectly with Beef,Cheese or Type1.

  • Color:Red - deep red 
  • Region:Bordeaux -Saint-Estephe
  • Country: France 
  • Vintage:2011 
  • Grade:AOP 
  • Content:750ml 
  • Grape Varieties: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon -  37% Merlot -  5% Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Tasting Note: spices, cedar, blackcurrant, cherry 
  • Alcohol:13.0 %
  • Recommendation:uncork 1 hour before serving 
  • Serving Temperature:16-18°C 
  • Retaining Level:drink within 8 years 

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Bordeaux

Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe is a wine from Bordeaux,region of France ,Bordeaux vineyard is covering almost all the Gironde department is known for the excellent environment for growing wines. This vineyard offers a wide wine assortment with very specific characteristics. The Garonne river defines the main sub-division of the region. On the right bank, the regions of Blaye-Libournais and Entre-Deux-Mers. On the left bank, Graves, Medoc and Sauterne.

Saint-Estephe

Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe is located in Bordeaux's sub-region of Saint-Estephe ,The Saint-Estephe appellation is located on the left bank of Bordeaux next to Medoc. This vineyard covers 1230 ha of alluvial gravel on limestone or marl. Producing essentially red wines, the geological and climatic characteristics of this AOC region give unique wines. Despite a very contrasting environment within the appellation, Saint- Estephe produces typical wines. They are characterized by their power, and are robust and strong. The palate is smooth, powerful and delicate. The final is full of distinction and freshness. This wine is gaining roundness with age and usually needs cellaring.

Grape

  • Cabernet Sauvignon(58%)  
    One of the most cultivated grape variety in the world. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it is grown in nearly every wine producing country, thanks to its hardy constitution. It can be identified by its thick skin and some low yields. In a blend, Cabernet-Sauvignon brings tannins, structure and acidity, which are the keys to a perfect aging process. Californian Nappa Valley has espacially well worked this varietal, which is the main factor of its extrordinary recognition and success. Known for its vegetal flavors such as mint and eucalyptus, Cabernet Sauvignon can turn a wine with herbaceous dominances if harvested too green.
  • Merlot(37%)  
    It is the most representative grape of Bordeaux, covering 60% of the vineyard. It is found mainly in the Libournais, on the "right bank" of the Garonne, especially in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. This grape is easily exportable thanks to its adaptability to different soils. It matures very quickly on gravelly soils, but it is clay soils of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion that fit it best. There, the fruit is expressed all in delicacy, offering floral notes of violet, peony, and of black and red fruits. Among all Bordeaux varieties, Merlot is the one which offers roundness and smoothness to the wine. Over time, these flavors evolve towards undergrowth aromas, marked by mushrooms, truffles, tobacco and even old leather.
  • Sauvignon Blanc(5%)  

Owner

Lilian Ladouys began to gain fame in 1654 when it was known at that time under the name of La Doys. During the 18th century, the property was purchased by the Barre family. The Barre family remained in charge of Chateau Lilian Ladouys for more than 15 years.By the early 19's, Lilian Ladouys, due to neglect and a lack of funds, slipped into a dilapidated state. The owners of Lilian Ladouys were forced to sell some of their St. Estephe vineyards to help pay off debts they had incurred. This did not begin to be rectified until the new owners, Christian and Lilian Thieblot begin to invest and modernize Lilian Ladouys. In 2007, the light-bodied, yellow tinted Chateau and vineyards of Lilian Ladouys was resold and purchased by the Lorenzetti family.

Vineyard

The 47 hectare Left Bank Bordeaux vineyard of Lilian Ladouys is planted to 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The vines are old at close to 4 years of age. The oldest vines are 6 years of age. The vine density ranges from 800 vines per hectare to 1000 vines per hectare.

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