Chateau Louvie St. Emilion Grand Cru 2014
Owner: Christian Veyry
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Vineyard: 5 hectares (1.5 of which are AOP Bordeaux)
Soil: Clay, sand and limestone
Grape Varieties: Mostly Merlot with Caberent Franc
Age of Vines: 35 yrs
Yield: 30-55 hl/ha
Avg. Production: 12,000 bottles
Vinification and Élevage: Green harvest and leaf removals are followed by hand picking
parcel by parcel. Sorting takes place in the vineyards and again at the cellar. Fementation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, after which the wines are racked into barrel. Slow
malolactic fermentation in barrel, 2-3 months. Aging takes place in barrel for 12-18 months, 25% new barrique.
Tasting Notes: Bright, even ruby color. Fresh and baked blackcurrant nose. Ripe cassis fruit with mocha, smooth and lush textures. Well-balanced and stylish
Situated in the district of Saint Laurent des Combes on a beautiful soil of slopes and plateau, the estate belongs to Mr Christian Veyry, also owner of Chateau Veyry in Cotes de Castillon. A winegrower’s son, he is a talented wine-maker and consultant-oenologist. He collaborated with Michel Rolland and is now consultant for many famous châteaux of Bordeaux and Cahors.