Chateau Vignelaure

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Château Vignelaure Red 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Syrah (40%) from old vines (around 45 years old). Château Vignelaure 2016 may be drunk now but will continue to develop and improve in the bottle for at least ten years. To show the wine its full potential it is a good idea to decant the wine before serving it.

Details

Yield: For the vineyard as a whole : 36 Hl/Ha.
For the parcels selected for the production of Château Red, the average yield was 24 Hl/Ha.

Aging potential: between 15 and 20 years.

Food pairing: Wild game dishes, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 55 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2014.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Château Vignelaure Red 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Syrah (40%) from old vines (around 45 years old). Château Vignelaure 2014 may be drunk now but will continue to develop and improve in the bottle for at least ten years. To show the wine full potential it is a good idea to decant the wine before serving.

Details

Yield: For the vineyard as a whole : 36 Hl/Ha.
For the parcels selected for the production of Château Red, the average yield was 24 Hl/Ha.

Aging potential: between 15 and 20 years.

Food pairing: Wild game dishes, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 55 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2014.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Château Vignelaure Red 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Syrah (40%) from old vines (around 45 years old). Château Vignelaure 2014 may be drunk now but will continue to develop and improve in the bottle for at least ten years. To show the wine full potential it is a good idea to decant the wine before serving.

Details

Human decisions were very important for this vintage. Work and great terroir of Vignelaure gives the opportunity to produce nice wines. The vinification takes place first in stainless-steel tanks and then the wine is aged in oak barrels (228L and 400L with 1/4 of new oak) for 24 months.

Aging potential: between 15 and 20 years.

Food pairing: Wild game dishes, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 55 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2014.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: global yield : 35 Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2012: 25 Hl/Ha. Hand harvest with careful sorting.

Château Vignelaure Red 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Syrah (30%) from old vines (around 45 years old). A wine that can be drunk now but it is going to improve in the near future. Red with purple reflects. The nose offers very fruity notes (strawberry, blackcurrent, blackberry, raspberry) combine with leather earthy flavors and hint of spicies. Complexity on the palate, tannins are still present. Long-lasting finish on mature fruits and liquorice.

Details

Human decisions were very important for this vintage. Work and great terroir of Vignelaure gives the opportunity to produce nice wines. The vinification takes place first in stainless-steel tanks and then the wine is aged in oak barrels (228L and 400L with 1/4 of new oak) for 24 months.

Aging potential: between 15 and 20 years.

Food pairing: Wild game dishes, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 55 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2012.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: global yield : 28 Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2012: 24 Hl/Ha. Hand harvest with careful sorting.

Château Vignelaure Red 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) and Syrah (35%) from old vines (around 45 years old). A wine that can be drunk now but it is going to improve in the near future. Red with purple reflects. The nose offers very fruity notes (strawberry, blackcurrent, blackberry, raspberry) combine with leather earthy flavors and hint of spicies. Complexity on the palate, tannins are still present. Long-lasting finish on mature fruits and liquorice.

Details

2012 vintage is a great vintage due to mature grapes and good balances. The vinification takes place first in stainless-steel tanks and then the wine is aged in oak barrels (228L and 400L with 1/4 of new oak) for 24 months.

Aging potential: between 15 and 20 years.

Food pairing: Wild game dishes, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 53 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2012.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: global yield : 32Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2012: 26 Hl/Ha. Hand harvest with careful sorting.

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Cuvée Edition S 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Blend of Syrah (80%) and Cabernet sauvignon (20%), the Cuvée Edition S is a limited edition, as we only produced 3866 bottles and 310 magnums of this wine in 2015.

Details

Only the grapes from old vines of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are selected and harvested manually, plot by plot. Ageing in 400L Burgundy barrels (1 and 2 years old) for 24 months.

This wine can be drink now after carafage but it will also be excellent in more than ten years.

Excellent with « Beef bourguignon », Provençal-style leg of lamb.

 

 

Magnum - Château Vignelaure Red 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) and Syrah (35%) coming from old vines (around 45 years old). A wine that can be drunk now but it is going to improve on next future. Red with purple reflects colour. a fruity nose (strawberry, blackcurrent, blackberry, raspberry) combine with leather and earthy flavors lifted by spices. Complexity on the palate, tannins are still present. Long-lasting finish on mature fruits and liquorice.

Details

2011 vintage is a great vintage due to mature grapes and good balances. The vinification is first in stainless-steel tanks and then aged in oak barrels (228L and 400L with 1/4 of new oak) for 24 months.

Age potential: between 15 and 20 years.

Food pairing: strong read meat, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Hand harvest with sorting.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 53 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2011.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: global yield: 32Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2011: 26 Hl/Ha.

Magnum - Chateau Vignelaure Red 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Syrah (30%) coming from old vines (around 45 years old). Intense garnet colour. Intense nose on black fruits, spices and scrubland flavors. Power and concentration on the palate, intense flavors of liquorice, scrubland, black olives. Long-lasting finish. A great vintage with an important ageing potential.

Details

Vintage 2010 is exceptionnal with a powerful wine, imposing but elegant tanins. Cabernet Sauvignon shows its power and its softness in this blend.

The vinification is first in stainless-steel tanks and then in oak barrels (228L and 400L with 1/3 of new oak) for 24 months.

Age potential : 20 years.

Food pairing : strong read meat, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Hand harvest with sorting.

Vine age : about 45 years old.

Vineyard area : 53 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2010.

Soil type : Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield : global yield : 32Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2010: 26 Hl/Ha.

Magnum - Château Vignelaure Red 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) and Syrah (35%) coming from old vines (around 40 years old). Intense red color. A complex nose with intense cocoa flavors, cedar, nutmeg and pepper flavors. Generous on the palate with soft tannins, pretty fleshy, compote fruits flavors, black olives, liquorice and leather.

Details

Vintage 2009 was very sunny with dry and hot summer. Small harvest but qualitative enough, with mature grapes : small grapes with thick skin.

Ageing potential: between 15 years

Food pairing: strong read meat, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Hand harvest with sorting.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 53 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2009.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: global yield: 30Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2009: 24 Hl/Ha.

Château Vignelaure Rosé 2020 Organic

Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache Syrah

Blend of Grenache (40%), Syrah (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Vermentino (10%), it is THE gastronomic rosé. Salmon color, light and bright. Intense noise on fruits (fruits of the forest, peach, grapefruit). On the palate, balance and fineness. Long-lasting finish on white fruits and spicies.

Details

Ageing potential: 5 years

Food pairing: king shrimp, bouillabaisse, paëlla with seafood.

Hand harvest with sorting.

Vine age: between 25 to 40 years old.

Juice extract thanks to direct press.

Vineyard area: 51 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Rosé 2019.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Rosé: 30 Hl/Ha.

Vinification: Juices extract thanks to direct pneumatic press. Immediate cooling (to 10°C) of the juice and settling for 48 hours. Slow fermentation at controlled temperature (17°C) in stainless-steel tank. Partial malolactic fermentations. Aging of three months on fines lees, with bâtonnage before bottling.

Vignelaure White 2019 Organic

Roussanne Sauvignon Blanc

Blend of Roussanne (40%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%) and Viognier (30%). Bright yellow colour. Intense nose, fresh and floral (acacia). On the palate, complexity and balance with an elegant freshness. Intense flavors of vanilla, apricot, peach, honey and pastry cream. Long-lasting finish.

Details

Ageing potential: between 7 and 10 years.

Food pairing: creamed white meat, fish (turbot with saffron, red mullet with citrus fruits sauce), goat cheese.

Hand harvest with sorting.

Vine age: 7 years old.

Vineyard area: 55 hectares among which 3 hectares selected for the blend of  Vignelaure White.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Vignelaure White: 28 Hl/Ha.

Vinification: Fermentation in 400L oak barrels (30%). 60% malolactic fermentation. Aging of ten months on fines lees, with bâtonnage before bottling.