85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
The prestigious Barons de Rothschild 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.VINTAGE NOTES
2016 was a remarkable vintage in the Bordeaux region, reminiscent of the legendary 1990 in terms of both quantity and quality. The mild and rainy winter, was followed by a very wet cold spring, which fortunately didn’t hinder the flowering. Spring gave way to a dry and hot summer which continued into a nice Indian summer with sufficient rain to enable the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. The resulting wines are rich, smooth and fruity with unusually ripe tannins and deep colorsWINEMAKING
This wine is made using traditional Bordeaux methods, the grapes are destemmed and crushed before being placed in thermoregulated stainless steel vats for fermentation. Fermentation is conducted at 86°F and is followed by three weeks of maceration with regular pumping-over to ensure a gentle extraction of the tannins. 40% of the final blend is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.TASTING NOTES
Deep crimson-purple color. Elegant, refined nose, mingling toasted and vanilla notes with aromas of blackberries and liquorice. Full-bodied, rich and smooth on the palate, with a silky tannic structure and a long aftertaste of red fruit and graphite.