Chateau Chevalier Lagrezette 2016 Malbec, Cahors

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Description

Chevalier du Chateau Lagrézette grapes are sourced from 25-year-old estate vines from the second and third terraces above the Lot River in the historic wine region of Cahors where the Malbec grape originates. Parcel soils are gravel and clay with a base of Kimmeridgian limestone. Since 1989, internationally renowned enologist, Michel Rolland, has worked closely with the team at Lagrezette to produce the most expressive wines possible. Following a strict selection, the grapes are sorted manually in the winery before being crushed. A cold maceration for five days is set in motion to extract color and intense aromas and to assure the softening of the tannins. A blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Merlot, fermentation begins under a constant temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit. A maceration of two to three weeks follows. 12 to 15 months of aging in 40% new oak barrels and the wine is bottled without fining or filtering.Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 90 points saying “Malbec, Merlot and T…

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