The Chateau Lanessan vineyard has belonged to the Bouteiller family since the 18th century. Eight generations of this same family have succeeded each other at the helm of the estate. A woman, Paz Espejo, took over the management of Chateau Lanessan in 2009. This change in management corresponds to the Bouteiller family's stated desire to breathe new life into this beautiful property. "The challenge is to remain loyal to our region while adapting to consumer expectations." The Chateau Lanessan stands out today as one of the most beautiful properties in Haut-Medoc.
The Chateau Lanessan vineyard spans 42 hectares. Aged 20 years on average, the vines are planted on deep Garonne gravel upon clay-gravel subsoils.
The mildness during the winter encouraged an early budding, followed by a quick and homogeneous vine development. The summer was hot, but without water stress. A rainy episode before 15 August refined the ripeness, aromatic potential, color and a perfect balance between alcohol, acidity and tannins.
The winemaking and aging
Harvested at full ripeness, the grapes are subject to a rigorous selection by optical sorting. Fermentation in thermoregulated concrete tanks precedes a 12-month aging in 225-liter French oak barrels (1/3 new barrels, 1/3 one-year-old barrels and 1/3 two-year-old barrels).
The wine displays a beautiful, deep color with purple tints.
The nose mixes intense fruity aromas (cherries, blackberries) with spicy, licorice and roasted notes.
The palate seduces with its round attack and its powerful and elegant tannins with a remarkable balance. Made in a classic style, this wine reveals the characteristics of a great vintage through its freshness and its persistent length.
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