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With a deep, intense and sustained colour, this wine develops very concentrated aromas of dark frand coffee roasting. On the palate, this consequential wine is racy and weighty with supple tannins giving it attractive elegance and a long fruity finish. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.
The Prieuré-Lichine vineyard, created in the 12th century by the former Benedictine monks or "Prieurs" (Superiors) of Cantenac, was awarded on several occasions from 1444. In 1745, the cru was classified third growth of Margaux and Cantenac by the Bordeaux Royal Administration and in 1855 the Prieuré growth was promoted to the rank of Fourth Classified Growth. In 1951, Alexis Lichine took over Château Prieuré-Cantenac.
Through a strict renovation program, this pioneer added new terroirs to his estate and rebuilt the ancient priory home. Today it is the safe hands of the Ballande Group. A new page of its history is being written while new impetus has been injected.
Etienne CHARRIER - Consulting; Stephane DERENONCOURT
The BALLANDE Group
12 to 15 meters
Vibrating sorting tables, manual and optical-system sorting
Thermotaxis and micro-oxygenation generalized system
- Rejuvenation of the barrel cellar
- Ageing on the lees / stirring / sweet oxygenation
- 2 or 3 rackings maximum
- Air-conditioning in the wine cellar
- Use of substractive techniques (reverse osmosis)
16-month ageing, 50% new oak, 50% second-fill oak barrels