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Zede is self-evident, the nouveau grand Labegorce offers a lively fruit flavoured palette, extensive, rich, complex, smooth, lined with delicate tannins and great finesse. The palate is well balanced and corpulent.
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This old property, which dates back to the middle of the 14th century, probably takes its name from L'Abbée Gorce, an abbot and member of family spread throughout Margaux. In 1795, just after the French Revolution, some of the property was sold and the estate was divided in three. Each passed through various hands until Hubert Perrodo came along. M Perrodo acquired the rump of the estate, Labégorce in 1989 and set about trying to reunite the three elements. In 2002 he bought the château and buildings of the L'Abbée Gorsse de Gorsse, though the vineyard of that property eluded him and was acquired by Château Margaux, and in 2005 he brought the three historic elements back together by buying Labégorce-Zédé. Tragically, he was killed in a skiing accident a year later and it was left to his daughter Nathalie to run the recently reunited estate. This she has done with aplomb.
Aged in oak barrels, Zede de Labegorce is the second wine of Chateau Labegorce Zede. Owned by the Perrodo Family since 1989, Château Labégorce Margaux is one of the oldest estates of the Margaux appellation. Since the 2009 vintage and the merger with Château Labégorce Zédé, Château Labégorce Margaux covers 70 hectares. Traditional methods both in the vineyard and the cellar have enabled Château Labégorce Margaux to become an undisputed reference within the appellation.
S.C Château Labégorce - 33460 Margaux
8 800-10 000 feet/h
Manual harvest in crates of 10 kg
Sorting in the vineyard and in the winery
Wines are maceration and fermentation in traditional vats and then aged in oak barrels, of which 35% - new.
21 days in concrete vats. Malolactic fermentation partly in new barrels
12 months in French oak barrels : 30 % new barrels and 70 % second wine barrels
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot