Château Larose Perganson

Bordeaux, bordeaux France

Château Larose Perganson lies in Saint-Laurent-Medoc, on the border of Pauillac and Saint-Julien, next to the vineyards of Château Latour. Winemaker Frank Bijon is producing a Cru Bourgeois that rivals many Classed Growths. This is apt, as the property was sold at Classed Growth prices a decade prior to the 1855 Classification. The property dates back to 1719 but unfortunately, it fell into disrepair and by 1855, quality and prices had dropped.

After years of neglect, the property was purchased in 1986 by the same company that owns Chateau Larose Trintaudon. They have nursed it back to health, and the current wines are looking superb. A key part of this came in 1999 when they were certified in the Sustainable Development programme of 'Vignoble Responsable'. In 2010, they were the first European vineyard to be rated ‘Exemplary’ in Sustainable Development.

Saint-Laurent is situated on the borders of Pauillac and Saint-Julien on well drained gravel soils. Its 35 hectares of vineyard have an average age of 35 years. The plant density is 10,000 vines per hectare, ensuring a very low yield per vine, which in turn ensures more intensity in the wines.

The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. A cold soak prior to the start of fermentation ensures the extraction of good colour, while a long maceration (the length varies according to the vintage) results in supple tannins. The wine is aged in barrel, about 30 - 50% of which are new, for 15 months prior to bottling. The 2007 is classic and elegant, while the 2014 has lovely intensity and balance and, though ready to drink now will easily go on for another five years.

 

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