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2013 Lalande-de-Pomerol

Château Belles-Graves

2013 Lalande-de-Pomerol Château Belles-Graves - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

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Lalande-de-Pomerol has much in common with its more distinguished neighbor, Pomerol. With the area's mosaic of different soils and subtle changes in slope and aspect, there is more variation within either appellation than between the two. This plethora of micro-terroirs is what gives each chateau's wine a unique signature. Belles-Graves is the epitome of a "classic" Bordeaux estate-that is, the Chateau produces wines of subtlety, depth, complexity, and age-ability that consistently reflect the terroir from which they are born. At Belles-Graves, it's all about the gravel: you feel it crunching under your feet when you step out of the car, you see it in the vineyards, and you taste it in the wine. These small stones conserve the day's heat, allowing the fruit-Merlot with a touch of old-vine Cabernet Franc-to ripen fully each year. This gives Belles-Graves a plump roundness on the palate and a silky façade to the muscular spine concealed within. Soft and refined, it can be appreciated in its youth, while the powerful structure lurking beneath promises a bright future in your cellar.—Anthony Lynch

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2013
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Lalande-de-Pomerol
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Vineyard 40 years avg, 16.9
  • Soil Clay, Gravel
  • Winemaker Xavier Piton
  • Aging Wine is raised in French oak barrels, 25% of which is new, for twelve to fifteen months
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 13.5%





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