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Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2019

Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2019

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Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2019

The concentration and ripeness of a red wine from Graves

The estate

Enjoying a superb location in the Pessac-Leognan appellation, Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion proudly sits to the south of Bordeaux. Owned by the Gervoson family since 1987, the estate has truly earned its reputation. The entire Gervoson family strives with passion and enthusiasm to produce elegant wines with a great character.

The vineyard

From 17 hectares of vines in 1987, Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion rose to 72.5 hectares in just a few years following the acquisition of new plots of vines and new land. Planted on deep gravelly soil with a clay matrix that is well-drained and enjoys an ideal sun exposure, this exceptional vineyard produces fine Pessac-Leognan wines.

The vintage

2019 is a year marked by a summer whose hot and dry conditions had an impact on both the vineyard and yields. Subsequently, cooler and more humid weather enabled the grapes to refine their ripening process. The 2019 harvest at Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion took place from September 19th to October 1st. Although the yields were quite low (35 hl/ha), the quality was high and showcased a superb concentration and high quality tannins.

Vinification and aging

Harvested by hand, the grapes are sorted on a table before destemming, then by optical sorting. Vinification by plot in small temperature-controlled concrete vats, with regular punching of the cap. Long maceration (4 to 5 weeks). Aged for 14 to 18 months in French oak barrels (40% new, 60% first-fill). Racking occurs every three months.

The blend

Merlot (65%)

Cabernet Sauvignon (35%)

Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2019: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Color

Bright, this wine is a beautiful garnet color.

Nose

Powerful, the nose blends fragrances of stewed black fruit with savory notes of spices and liquorice roots.

Palate

Opulent, the palate is seduced with its intense fruity expression (blackcurrant, Morello cherry) and its powerful tannins.

Food and wine pairing

Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2019 will complement Chinese-style braised beef served with soy sauce and glazed vegetables.

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