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Chateau Lynch-Bages 2020

Chateau Lynch-Bages 2020
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    A silky and aromatic Pauillac Cru Classé

    The estate

    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 century 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.

    The vineyard

    Planted in the Garonnais gravel soils of Pauillac, the 100-hectare vineyard of Chateau Lynch-Bages is today under the direction of Nicolas Labenne. Satellite technologies are employed for accurate plot division of the vineyard, as a way to preserve the wine heritage of the property. The homogeneous geology of the soil allows for a good supply of water to the vine in an area where the climate is moderate.

    The vintage

    While the heavy rainfall in winter replenished the water reserves of the vineyard, 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 Chateau Lynch-Bages 2020 is the first vintage vinified at the estate's new facilities. The wine was aged for a period of 18 months in French oak barrels, of which 75% were new oak barrels.

    The blend

    The Chateau Lynch-Bages 2020 is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (31%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (5%).

    BordeauxPauillac
    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pauillac

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Lynch-Bages

    Classification
    Fifth Growth

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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