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Chateau Lagrezette Cahors Purple Malbec 2011

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries. This particular wine is new for the Chateau and made in a forward style that's extremely appealing. Consulting Enologist Michel Rolland works closely with the estate on this and all of their wines. Grapes are sourced from estate vines averaging 15 years of age and this 100% Malbec is produced entirely in their all-new modern winery in Landiech, designed by Jean Nouvel. Remarkably bright and vibrant this young red from the outstanding 2011 vintage shows blackberry, black currant, star anise and violet nuances in a soft framework that will continue to develop over the next 2-5 years. A steal!

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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 Lagrezette Cahors Purple Malbec

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
05/07/2012

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries. This particular wine is new for the Chateau and made in a forward style that's extremely appealing. Consulting Enologist Michel Rolland works closely with the estate on this and all of their wines. Grapes are sourced from estate vines averaging 15 years of age and this 100% Malbec is produced entirely in their all-new modern winery in Landiech, designed by Jean Nouvel. Remarkably bright and vibrant this young red from the outstanding 2011 vintage shows blackberry, black currant, star anise and violet nuances in a soft framework that will continue to develop over the next 2-5 years. A steal!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/28/2012

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries. This particular wine is new for the Chateau and made in a forward style that's extremely appealing. Consulting Enologist Michel Rolland works closely with the estate on this and all of their wines and they are currently an all-new modern winery in Landiech, designed by Jean Nouvel. Grapes are sourced from estate vines averaging 15 years of age and this 100% Malbec is remarkably bright and vibrant. The Wine Spectator called this 2011 "Concentrated dark plum and blackberry flavors are fresh and lively in this full-bodied red. Dark chocolate notes accent the finish. Drink now through 2016." A steal!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/27/2015

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries. This particular wine is new for the Chateau and made in a forward style that's extremely appealing. Consulting Enologist Michel Rolland works closely with the estate on this and all of their wines. The Chateau has just completed a renovation to the winery creating an all-new modern state-of-the-art facility. Grapes for Purple are sourced from estate vines averaging 15 years of age. This 100% Malbec is fermented in stainless steel, temperature controlled to retain the grape's brightness and vibrancy. The Wine Spectator said about this 2011 "Concentrated dark plum and blackberry flavors are fresh and lively in this full-bodied red. Dark chocolate notes accent the finish. Drink now through 2016." A steal!



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