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Chateau Chevalier Lagrezette Malbec Cahors 2004

External Review by WineExpress.com:

An exclusive offer just for Wine Express customers, made from a selection of grapes from some of the estate’s more mature vines, Chevalier Lagrezette is true French Malbec from the Cahors region in Southwest France, where the grape originated. Since 1989, internationally renowned enologist, Michel Rolland, has worked closely with the team at Lagrezette to produce the most expressive wines possible as is clearly the case with this 2004. The wine is elegant and pure with distinctive notes of black currant, anise, berries and minerals. Aged 12 months in oak barrels, the wine has been maturing in the chateau cellars from where we just recently imported it. The additional bottle age has brought soft, supple tannins beautifully balanced with lively acidity. Very limited!

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Domaine Lagrezette:
The 55 meters long and 19 meters deep underground cellars of the Domaine de Lagrezette were devised with a view to both favor the quality of the wine and preserve the environment. Situated at the foot of the chateau, this sophisticated and unique-in-its-design winemaking facility allows a non-interventionist vinification process in the sense that its setting on three floors permits easy transfe... Read more
The 55 meters long and 19 meters deep underground cellars of the Domaine de Lagrezette were devised with a view to both favor the quality of the wine and preserve the environment. Situated at the foot of the chateau, this sophisticated and unique-in-its-design winemaking facility allows a non-interventionist vinification process in the sense that its setting on three floors permits easy transfer from one level to another by gravity. The handpicked grapes are sorted manually, de-stemmed, and crushed at level 3. Level 2 is fitted with small temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for alcoholic fermentation, that allow the separate vinification of each parcel. It also houses a 75 hl oak vat dedicated to the production of the luxury-cuvee Le Pigeonnier. Level 1, which offers ideal and naturally constant conditions of temperature and hygrometry, is the place where the wines are left to mature in new oak barrels. Created as early as the 15th century*, the vineyard of the domaine has been replanted and is perfectly kept. Established on the second and third terraces of the Lot, on a clayey limestone and siliceous soil, it extends over an area of more than 60 hectares, and is planted with Malbec (77 %), Merlot (21 %), and Tannat (2 %) -three grape varieties that combine to give to the wines of Lagrezette their character and authenticity. The vines are managed with the greatest care, with the leaf-pulling and green pruning being done by hand. This ensures the production of top-quality grapes, which are harvested and sorted-out manually, to give the greatest wines. Read less

External Reviews for Chateau Chevalier Lagrezette Malbec Cahors

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/08/2011

An exclusive offer just for Wine Express customers, made from a selection of grapes from some of the estate’s more mature vines, Chevalier Lagrezette is true French Malbec from the Cahors region in Southwest France, where the grape originated. Since 1989, internationally renowned enologist, Michel Rolland, has worked closely with the team at Lagrezette to produce the most expressive wines possible as is clearly the case with this 2004. The wine is elegant and pure with distinctive notes of black currant, anise, berries and minerals. Aged 12 months in oak barrels, the wine has been maturing in the chateau cellars from where we just recently imported it. The additional bottle age has brought soft, supple tannins beautifully balanced with lively acidity. Very limited!



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