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CHATEAU LA TOUR CARNET - HAUT MEDOC

CHATEAU LA TOUR CARNET - Haut Medoc - Bordeaux, FRANCE

"Probably La Tour Carnet’s best since their 2001, the 2010 La Tour Carnet exhibits wonderful ripeness, a dense ruby/purple color, notes of licorice, camphor and some toast as well as lots of black currant and blueberry fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with attractive sweetness of tannin, good acidity, excellent delineation to its component parts, and a full-bodied, impressively long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035." - 93 Points, The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker), Feb 2013.

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VINEYARD

On the road to Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, the impressive tower of Château La Tour Carnet rises in the axis of a monumental gate.

Château La Tour Carnet dates back to the 12th century and is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc region. The medieval architecture features a tower built in 1120 and the château is surrounded by a moat.

La Tour Carnet has had several illustrious owners, including the family of Michel de Montaigne, one of the greatest French philosophers and twice-elected Mayor of Bordeaux. The vineyard of Château La Tour Carnet was planted there in 1407.

Wine facts

Total Production:

240,000 bottles

Winemarkers:

Michel Rolland

Producer:

Bernard Magrez

Variant:

750ml

Average Age of Vines:

30 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

19 meters

Density:

8.000 vines/ha

Production:

112 Hectares

Harvest Method:

Manual

Sorting:

First sorting in the vineyard. Manual sorting in a vibrating table before and after destemming.

Fermentation and Maceration:

Fermentation in wooden vats and small capacity concrete tanks. Cold pre-fermentation maceration (8°C). Manual punching down. Alcoholic fermentation at low temperature (28°C). Maceration for 25 - 35 days.

Aging:

18 months in oak barrels, with 30% new oak.

Alcohol:

14%

Vintage:

2010

Country:

FRANCE

Grape Varietal:

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

SKU:

BO183

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