In the land of Batges at the gates of Pauillac, Chateau Lynch Bages is a property that has marked the history of the Medoc. While the Bages terroir has been known for its quality since the 16th century, it was only in the 18th that it became famous. With an Irishman by the name of Thomas Lynch at the helm of the estate, Chateau Lynch-Bages was recognized at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. The estate was acquired by the J-M Cazes family right after the Second World War. Chateau Lynch-Bages is today considered one of the most important references of the Pauillac appellation. Le Blanc de Lynch-Bages is the estate’s white wine, produced in the appellation of Bordeaux dry white wines.
The Chateau Lynch-Bages vineyard dedicated to white grape varieties extends over 7 hectares of Garonne gravel in the town of Saint-Sauveur. The vineyard is managed on a plot-by-plot basis with the help of satellite technologies aimed to preserve the vineyard's genetic heritage.
While the winter was marked by heavy rainfall, the mild weather during the spring favored the development of the vines. Despite a few rainy days and a drop in temperatures at the end of April, the vineyard cycle was 3 weeks ahead of schedule. The good climatic conditions of May favored an even flowering. The dry and sunny summer was characterized by great thermal amplitudes, ensuring the optimal ripening of the grapes. In mid-August, some stormy days helped the fruit ripen. The hot, dry conditions that followed allowed for the harvest of small, perfectly concentrated grapes.
Vinification and aging
The Blanc de Lynch-Bages 2020 is the first vintage vinified at the estate's new facilities. The wine was aged on lees in oak barrels, of which 50% were new oak barrels, for a period of 6 months.
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