85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Sémillon
The prestigious Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) family has owned vineyards in Bordeaux for generations. In addition to the wines issued from their world renowned vineyards, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) has been elaborating a range of wines which are easy and pleasant to drink called “Légende”. Inspired by a grand tradition of quality, the Domaines teams have one priority: selection. Their mastery and perfect knowledge of Bordelais cépages are responsible for the unparalleled quality of their wines.
Entre-deux-Mers vineyard rests on the hillsides located between the two rivers South East of Bordeaux: the Dordogne and the Garonne. This vast territory offers an interesting diversity of terroirs, exposures and soils (sand, clay, gravel, limestone) suited to the production of red and white wines. The dry whites are made mainly of a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
2019 was a year of contrasts, characterized by tremendous variation. The spring was cool, and then June was cold and rainy, which disrupted flowering, resulting in some coulure and seedless berries. The summer brought soaring temperatures and the weather remained dry for the rest of the growing season, thereby preventing the vines developing any diseases. However, the water stress, which varied depending on the area and the terroir, also resulted in some instances of ripening being checked. The berries remained small, resulting in lower than usual yields. The white grapes, whose harvest began in early September, were of excellent quality: very aromatic, with good acidity and freshness on the palate.
Grapes were harvested at dawn in order to preserve their delicate aromas. After a short period of cold maceration, they were delicately pressed and placed in stainless steel tanks for fermentation at cool temperature. Total maceration took approximately 12 hours.TASTING NOTES
Pretty, pale color with light straw-colored highlights. Expressive nose, offering a fine aromatic palette with a mixture of floral and mineral notes, underscored by tropical fruit (lychee, lime). The wine is aromatic and fresh, with a pleasant citrus finish, the roundness of the Sémillon perfectly balancing the liveliness of the Sauvignon Blanc.