Chateau Laplagnotte-Bellevue 2012

Château Laplagnotte-Bellevue

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Passion and knowledge of wine has been running through the veins of the Labarre family for decades. Owner Arnaud de Labarre's mother, Claude Labarre, purchased Chateau Laplagnotte Bellevue in 1990, and in keeping tradition, Arnaud will one day pass it on to his own children. Named for the striking 360° view from the vineyard, Château Laplagnotte Bellevue is a humble, yet riveting estate that produces wines of exquisite quality year after year.

Tasting Notes

This balanced blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc is fruit-driven, exhibiting a deep plum and ruby hue with heady aromas of black currant, black cherry, licorice and graphite. The Chateau Laplagnotte Bellevue Bordeaux exhibits a medium body with soft, silky tannins, and consumer-friendly appeal.

Food Pairing

The Chateau Laplagnotte Bellevue Bordeaux pairs perfectly with braised lamb.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Saint-Emilion
Vineyard name:
Laplagnotte Bellevue
Vineyard size:
15 acres
Soil composition:
Iron-rich, Clay, and Sand
Elevation:
132 feet
Vines/acre:
2400
Yield/acre:
2.1 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1868
Bottles produced of this wine:
30,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation container:
Concrete tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
84 °F
Length of maceration:
15 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
New 25% and 1,2, 3 years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
15 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.4 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
0.0 g/L
Acidity:
3.3 g/L
Dry extract:
25.5 g/L