2016 Chateau Perron La Fleur Lalande de Pomerol
Château Perron is a family business that has been making wine since 1642. The beautiful chateau is located in the municipality of Libourne in the appelation Lalande Pomerol and belongs to the top of this region. The chateau is very innovative and its wines are now produced with the highest organic certification (Certified High Environmental Value III level, or Environment Management System).
The Perron La Fleur is the top model of Chateau Perron. It is a 100% Merlot. The average age of the vines is 65 years. The manual harvest takes place with 1st selection in the vineyard and afterwards on a vibrating table in the Château. They also have a so-called Mistral table which is equipped with a blower with which all irrelevant matters are blown away after the double selection (such as leaves, loose stems, insects, etc.). The alcoholic fermentation takes place in cement vats with temperature control and takes an average of no less than 45 days (fermentation and lactic acid fermentation). The wine is then aged in new French oak barrels. The wine remains in the barrel for 12-14 months. The wine receives only a very light filtration (tangential flow filtration) and then the wine in the bottle remains in the cellar of the Chateau for at least 8-12 months.
This beautiful Lalande Pomerol is aromatic, concentrated and elegant. In the nose beautiful notes of blackberry, strawberry and red currant associated with fine blackcurrant, caramelized woody discreet oak. In the mouth the wine is velvety and silky, fruity, well balanced with a nice mineral and a fine juiciness and creaminess with a beautiful aftertaste. Advice is certainly to aerate the wine in its younger years. The wine can also be aged for another 15+ years.
This is a wine for gourmets and an excellent accompaniment to risotto with truffles, mushrooms, game, gratins, ham, grilled vegetables, white meat, poultry, red meat, hard cheese. Open the wine at least 1-2 hours in advance so that it can breathe and reach full maturity
Awards: 93 points, Jeb Dunnuck
DO YOU KNOW:
Château Perron equips its bottles with a new technology called Tesa VeoMark® which is an advanced protection against adulteration and effective traceability of the wines. It provides additional security with clear, unique bottle authentication based on visible and hidden identification features.
You can be sure that a wine comes from Chateau Perron and there is no counterfeiting possible and the geolocation allows you to know the nearest points of sale.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|James Suckling rating||91|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Dry, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Indruk maken, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|