Chateau La Louviere Rouge 2003 - Pessac-Leognan Cru Classe
Although not rated, the Louvière currently produces wines of superior quality to many classified growths. The vineyard is particularly well located between CARBONNIEUX and Haut-Bailly. Its red wines are full-bodied, firm and bouquet. Powerful, they have an aging potential of several years.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||64% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc 3% Petit Verdot|
|When to drink||2011-2023|
The first leaves appear in early March, and bloom from late May announced a very early vintage. From 1 August, a south wind hot plunges all of France into an infernal furnace, coupled with a severe drought. As of August 20, a disturbance from the west ends the heatwave, but already significant blockages of maturity was observed, especially in sandy soils and serious. Side vines, the Merlot with the least resilient. During the en primeur tastings, forecasts had announced an exceptional vintage, ignoring these climatological considerations; Today, we see that many wines are incomplete, with limited fruit, mild tannins structure and often overripe, signing early evolution and a short guard. Only the greatest terroirs - Plateau Saint-Emilion, Pomerol clay lens, gravelly plots close to the estuary in the Medoc - brilliantly pulled their game The sweet wines, for their part, are exceptional, endowed with. an aromatic purity and richness ever recorded since the great 1989 and 1990. Finally, in dry white, the great terroirs practice where low yields and careful winemaking promise beautiful bottles.