60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
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.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
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 interresting diversity of terroirs and soils, ranging from chalky-clay plots well suited for Merlot, to well-exposed gravelous slopes perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon.
The late frosts that affected Bordeaux’s vineyards and many other wine regions in France and Europe on April 27 and 28 also had a dramatic effect on the 2017 vintage. Fortunately, the wines produced by the properties that were spared by the frost proved to be of excellent quality. The 2017 Bordeaux reds present finesse and balance in a fresh, oceanic vintage with lots of fruit and well-rounded flavours.
This wine is made according to traditional methods in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation was followed by 15 days of maceration at 28°C allowing for a gentle extraction of colour and tannins.
This wine is subtly wooded, in order to keep a good balance between the fruit and the oak.
The majority of ageing took place in stainless steel vats with 40% of the blended wines in oak. Fining with egg whites and cold stabilization were conducted before bottling the wine. Continual controls (sensory, microbiological and chemical) were carried out throughout the wine making stages.
Nice color with glints of crimson. Seductive nose, offering a broad aromatic palette in which scents of red fruit and blackberries mingle with roasted notes of mocha and toast from the barrel ageing. On the palate, the wine is generous and balanced, with a pleasant freshness and superb long finish.