55% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% 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.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
2018 will no doubt be one of Bordeaux’s great vintages, despite some particularly capricious weather: an exceptionally rainy winter and spring resulted in an unprecedented threat of mildew, the like of which had not been seen in living memory; May and July then brought devastating hailstorms that destroyed up to 80% of some vineyards. Fortunately, the situation improved dramatically over the summer, which was the hottest since 2003. Conditions were ideal for the grapes to ripen: the contrast between warm, sunny days and cool nights resulted in good aromatic concentration and an excellent balance of sugar and acidity. The dry white wines are very expressive, flavourful and fruity, with lots of body and freshness on the palate.
Grapes are harvested at dawn in order to preserve their delicate aromas. After a short period of cold maceration, they are delicately pressed and placed in stainless steel tanks for fermentation at cool temperature. Total maceration takes approximately 12 hours. The wine is aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks, which contributes to its exceptionnal mouthfeel.TASTING NOTES
Pale colour with glints of straw. Expressive, generous nose dominated by notes of tropical fruit (pineapple, passion fruit) mixed with subtle mineral notes. On the palate, the attack is round and full-bodied followed by a pleasantly lively finish; this is a harmonious, well-balanced wine.