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Echo de Lynch-Bages 2019

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The finesse and elegance of a fine wine from Pauillac

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 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. Echo de Lynch-Bages is the Second Wine of the estate.

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 vintage
Winter was characterized by mild temperatures, leading to an early bud burst. Flowering and fruit set took place consistently through a cool and sometimes humid spring. June brought high temperatures, contributing to the development of the vine. During this scorching summer, the vines were able to resist thanks to the sufficient water reserves accumulated during the winter of 2018. The harvest started in late September, under ideal conditions..

The winemaking
Manual harvest. Sorting in the vineyard. Harvest from September 23 to October 9. Malolactic fermentation, 1/3 in vats, 2/3 in French oak barrels.

The aging
12 months in French oak barrels of one previous wine.

The blend
Cabernet sauvignon (46%), merlot (53%), cabernet franc (1%)

The tasting
The Echo of Lynch Bages 2019 displays a bright and deep color. The nose is expressive, revealing a nice concentration of fruit, as well as a great freshness. The fine and elegant tannic structure is underlined by notes of fresh red fruits, like redcurrant and raspberry.

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

Dessert wine
No

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Lynch-Bages

Allergens
Contains sulfites

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