Château Landat Vieilles Vignes


Appellation : Haut-Médoc


History: The vineyard of Château LANDAT purchased by Gabriel FABRE in the mid-seventies has been restored over the years. In 1988, the FABRE family decided to produce a special cuvee from the oldest vines of the estate. The goal is to vinify a dense and complex wine while keeping an expressive fruit. This Cuvee is produced only in the years with favourable weather conditions.

Location and soil: The vineyard is located party on the plateau of VERTHEUIL contiguous with Saint-Estèphe. The majority of soils is made up of deep gravels, the remaining plots consist of clayey limestone.

Vineyard / Grape varieties: Area : 5 hectares. Average age of vineyard : 60 years. The older vines are 70 years old. Low yield per hectare owing to the age of the vines.
Varietals : 75% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot noir and 10% petit verdot.

Vinification: Very strict rules are applied. Traditional vinification in stainless steel vats with long maceration to obtain an optimum concentration of tanins. High temperature (32-34°C) and frequent pump-overs to obtain a good structural complexity. Micro-oxygenation in vat strengthens the tanin concentration and enhances the wine suppleness.

Aging: 18 months in new oak.

Wine features / Tasting notes: The grapes from the oldest vines of the property produce a richly structured wine already tightly wound at the core. Aerating the wine displays a large spectrum of aromas : touch of plum and trufle associated with subtle vanilla and roasted oaky. Great ageworthiness.

Food / Wine pairing: Rack of lamb, T-bone steak, cheese.

Packaging: 0,75 l bottles packed only in wooden cases.