Legende de la Tour Carnet
Product Code: 10070/06
The second wine (younger vines) from a great Bordeaux producer from a good year. Drinknig well and good value for money.
Château La Tour Carnet has its origins in the 12th century and is the oldest castle in the Médoc. It includes a medieval tower built in 1120 and is surrounded by a moat! The vineyard of Château La Tour Carnet has been established in the year 1407.
Legende La Tour Carnet is the second wine from the Château which has had a resurgence since 2000, when it was purchased by Bernard Magrez. Vineyard practices have been modernised and consultant winemaker Michel Rolland consults to the winery team.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc (10%).
Soil: The area is characterized by a land base of strongly calcareous clay covered with a thick layer of serious gunziennes forming the famous "Butte de La Tour Carnet". (We realise that this is probably too much information but, Gunzinennes (or Guntzian gravel), in case you want to know, refers to the large pebbly gravel distinctive to the terroir of Médoc and is well suited to the Merlot grape. Gunz refers to a glacial geologic period in the Plesitocene era!. Bottom line - this is a great location to grow grapes!
Alcohol: 13% VOL
Wine making: Grapes are hand harvested in small crates with the first selection occurring in the vineyard. The grapes are again sorted by hand, before and after de-stemming. Vinification occurs in stainless steel vats with cold pre-fermentation maceration at 12 °C. Fermentation occurs at low temperatures (28°C) with maceration occurring over 35-45 days. Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrels.
Cellaring potential: Up to 15 years
Our Tasting notes: We were impressed with this wine in a line up of many wines from the Médoc. Complex nose of red and black fruits, some minerals and spicey notes. On the palate, rich complex fruit, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, with minerals and tobacco. Big but soft and integrated tannins.
Great expression of the power of the Médoc.
Product Code: 10070