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Château Lagrezette Malbec Cahors le Pigeonnier 2000

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The Grand Vin won several Gold Medals in the Paris, Brussels and Macon wine fairs. It is also quoted in the most prestigious wine guides. Chateau Lagrezette benefits from a separate vinification for each parcel and each grape variety, and the different lots are assembled after 18 to 20 months' ageing in oak barrels. This Auxerrois and Merlot blend, which also comprises a small proportion of Tannat, is fined with egg whites or lightly filtered prior to bottling. A true vin de garde, Chateau Lagrezette will age gracefully over twenty-five years or so. Blend : 80 % Malbec, 17 % Merlot, 3 % Tannat (depending upon the vintage). Soil type : limestone and clay. Average age of vines : 20 years. Consulting oenologist : Michel Rolland. Vinification method : a four-day cold maceration at 12 °C, followed by fermentation at 30 °C and prolonged maceration at 28 °C. Daily pumping-overs. Malolactic fermentation occurs in new oak barrels. Fermentation vessels : temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Ageing : 18 months in new and one-year old oak barrels.

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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
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Member Reviews for Château Lagrezette Malbec Cahors le Pigeonnier

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Snooth User: duffwine
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4.00 5
11/30/2007

Tasted alongside Argentine Malbec, this wine showed the finesse and grace that French wines have built their reputation on. Fine red berry flavors, soft yet supportive tannins, and nicely balance, with a touch of forest floor.


External Reviews for Château Lagrezette Malbec Cahors le Pigeonnier

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Auge: kräftiges und suberes Granatrot; Nase: in der Nase kräftig, holzig mit schwarzen Früchten; Gaumen: im Mund offenherzig, rund, würzig mit gut integrierten Tanninen


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Auge: kräftiges Rot; Nase: in der Nase kräftig, wenig Holznoten, mit Frucht-, Vanille- und Gewürzaromen; Gaumen: elegant, körperreich, komplex mit harmonischen Tanninen, kräftig, holzig, Vanille-und Anisnoten



The Grand Vin won several Gold Medals in the Paris, Brussels and Macon wine fairs. It is also quoted in the most prestigious wine guides. Chateau Lagrezette benefits from a separate vinification for each parcel and each grape variety, and the different lots are assembled after 18 to 20 months' ageing in oak barrels. This Auxerrois and Merlot blend, which also comprises a small proportion of Tannat, is fined with egg whites or lightly filtered prior to bottling. A true vin de garde, Chateau Lagrezette will age gracefully over twenty-five years or so. Blend : 80 % Malbec, 17 % Merlot, 3 % Tannat (depending upon the vintage). Soil type : limestone and clay. Average age of vines : 20 years. Consulting oenologist : Michel Rolland. Vinification method : a four-day cold maceration at 12 °C, followed by fermentation at 30 °C and prolonged maceration at 28 °C. Daily pumping-overs. Malolactic fermentation occurs in new oak barrels. Fermentation vessels : temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Ageing : 18 months in new and one-year old oak barrels.

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