Chateau Pont de Guîtres Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018

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Chateau Pont de Guîtres Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Au Pont De Guitres

Tasting notes - Garnet in colour this wine offers a wonderful aromatic nose full of vibrant red and black fruity notes, underpinned by a hint of spice. Silky and beautifully balanced on the palate with concentrated fruit flavours leading to a long, appealing finish.

Chateau Pont de Guîtres Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018

A traditionally styled right bank Bordeaux with full flavours
of baked black fruits underpinned by a hint of earthy
mushroom and tobacco.
Producer Note
The Château au Pont de Guîtres has been passed from generation to generation and
over the years it has flourished in size and innovation. In 1986, Rémy Rousselot took over
the estate from his parents and along with his wife Ghislaine, they have gradually
added plots from the best terroirs and today it comprises four hectares. They continue
to improve winemaking techniques while respecting family traditions and cultivate the
vines following sustainable principles. Together with their son Cyril, they are passionate
about producing top quality wines from their family estate in the Lalande-de-Pomerol
appellation.
Vintage
Despite initially challenging weather, the 2018 Bordeaux vintage was excellent. The
winter was unusually wet and remained so throughout the spring, which brought about
threats of downy mildew. Hail also struck some vineyards during this period. However,
conditions eased, allowing for a successful flowering followed by a particularly hot, dry
summer with surprisingly cool nights, which lasted from June through to September.
September brought welcome rains, reviving the vines. Harvest took place under ideal
conditions, producing small, thick-skinned and highly concentrated berries, resulting in
intensely rich, deep wines, high in alcohol, with balancing acidity and a fresh, fruity
appeal.
Vineyard
Located on the best terroirs of the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation, the plots are
situated on sandy gravelly clay soils, which produce wines with good ageing potential.
The vines, which have an average age of 15 years, are planted at a density of 5,500
vines per hectare and yield 48 hectolitres per hectare. They are pruned according to
traditional Bordeaux methods. The vineyard is cultivated according to la lutte
raisonnée, which promotes sustainable agricultural methods and reduces the amount
of chemicals, in order to respect the land and its environment. Harvesting takes place
when the grapes have reached optimal maturity.
Winemaking
The grapes were separated according to the parcel, the age of the vine and the
grape variety. Vinification took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
Maceration lasted for 15 to 30 days, ensuring the desired extraction of colour, flavour
and structure. Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 15 to 27°C before
the young wine was pneumatically pressed and transferred to French oak barrels for 18
months’ maturation.
Tasting Note
Garnet in colour this wine offers a wonderful aromatic nose full of vibrant red and black
fruity notes, underpinned by a hint of spice. Silky and beautifully balanced on the
palate with concentrated fruit flavours leading to a long, appealing finish.
Grape
Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%

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