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Elegance by Lyonnat, AOP Bordeaux, Red, 2018

Elegance by Lyonnat, AOP Bordeaux, Red, 2018

Elegance by Lyonnat is a very nice balanced red Bordeaux, selected by Charlotte Milhade.

The wine

The cuvée Elegance by Lyonnat is a red wine dominated by Merlot, famous grape of the right bank of Bordeaux, which gives it gourmet aromas of red fruits. Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon we obtain a generous and fruity wine.

The vintage

This year was marked by a warm and rainy winter that ended in a beautiful summer and a dry and sunny early autumn allowing the grapes to reach maturity. Fears due to hail episodes during the month of May which fortunately remained inconsequential.

Terroir

Located in Lussac on the right bank of Bordeaux, the vines cover 6 hectares, the soil of which is composed of clay, chalk and sand. The grape varieties cultivated are Merlot and Cabernet sauvignon.

In the vineyard

The harvest is carried out by the harvesting machine.

Vinification

This wine is the result of a traditional Bordeaux vinification with alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in thermoregulated concrete tanks after a maceration of 3 weeks.

Ageing

Maturing of 9 months in concrete tank to preserve the roundness of the fruit.

Serving

Serve at 15°C.

Ageing potential

5 years

Visual appearance

An intense cherry red colour.

At the nose

A bouquet of red fruits.

On the palate

Fruity, round with light tannins.

Food and wine pairings

A glass of Elegance by Lyonnat red ideal to drink as an aperitif, on vegetarian dishes or white meats.

Grapes

Cabernet sauvignon
Merlot