Château Lyonnat Red 2020
Château Lyonnat produces about 140,000 bottles of its eponymous main cuvée. It is made from 32 hectares of vines from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
This year 2020 will remain marked as a great vintage, especially on the right bank of Bordeaux, thanks to the Merlot grape that was harvested at the optimum of its maturity, just before the rains of late September. This majority grape variety at Château Lyonnat gives us a high quality.
The estate is located in the Libournais region north of the famous Saint Emilion vineyard. Nestled on the top of an argilo-limestone hillside, 30 hectares of Château Lyonnat vineyards are dedicated to this cuvée. The three grape varieties worked on this land are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
In the vineyard
A rigorous selection of the grapes at maturity then three weeks of harvest in October.
The harvest arrives in the cellar to be sorted. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in thermoregulated concrete tanks punctuated by short and frequent winding. The maceration is long for an excellent extraction of tannins.
Maturing of 50% in French oak barrels, for 12 months, and in concrete vats.
Decant and serve around 16°C for optimal tasting.>
A deep ruby red with cherry reflections.>
At the nose
An expressive but pleasant nose with notes of ginger, liquorice, red fruits and vanilla.>
On the palate
On the palate, a first tasting of candied cherry, then liquorice aromas with menthol notes. The tannins are powerful, rounded and well balanced.>
Food and wine pairings
This vintage of Château Lyonnat will be tasted with red meat, lamb or cheese.
Haute Valeur Environnementale