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CHATEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE, 2018

PESSAC-LÉOGNAN

“It has intense lime tree leaves, pink grapefruit, white peach and green mango fragrances with yuzu, lemon meringue pie, crushed rocks, and coriander seeds notes. Medium-bodied to full-bodied, the palate has energic citrus and stone fruits layers, with a silky texture and a daring freshness, the finish is long and mineral.” - Robert Parker 96/100

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
GRAPE VARIETIES 90% of sauvignon blanc, 5% of semillon, 5% of sauvignon gris
AROMAS Lime tree leaves, pink grapefruit, white peach, green mango, yuzu, lemon meringue pie, crushed rocks, coriander seeds
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

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WINEMAKING Traditional winemaking in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The malolactic fermentation is made. Wine-ageing on complete lees lasts from 10 to 12 months, including 50% of new barrels.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Regular price 132,00 € T.T.C.
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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Organic principles with no certification
GRAPE VARIETIES

Red varieties: 63% of cabernet sauvignon, 30% of merlot, 6% of petit verdot

White varieties: 90% of sauvignon blanc, 5% of sauvignon gris, 5% of semillon, 1% of muscadelle

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 78 hectares, with 67 hectares for red varieties and 11 hectares for white varieties
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 200,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Gunzian gravel soil

Histoire et anecdotes

Château Smith Haut Lafitte is located in Graves in Pessac-Léognan appellation. The estate history started 6 centuries ago in 1365 with the noble Bosq family who became owner of some vines and gave the name of “Haut Lafitte”. In the 18th century, a Scottish wine merchant, George Smith, built the chartreuse and named the Château “Smith Haut Lafitte”.The Château’s red wines are classified as Grand Cru. The château has been the Cathiard family’s property since 1990.
CHATEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE BLANC

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
GRAPE VARIETIES 90% of sauvignon blanc, 5% of semillon, 5% of sauvignon gris
AROMAS Lime tree leaves, pink grapefruit, white peach, green mango, yuzu, lemon meringue pie, crushed rocks, coriander seeds
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Arcachon Bay oysters

WINEMAKING Traditional winemaking in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The malolactic fermentation is made. Wine-ageing on complete lees lasts from 10 to 12 months, including 50% of new barrels.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL