Château Haut Lalande
Grand Vin

AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

In the heart of the best terroirs of the appellations of Blaye and Bourg, this family estate of 67 hectares of vines is located on the hillsides of red clay and limestone, overlooking the Gironde estuary, on the right bank, facing the most prestigious Margaux’s Grand Crus. It has been in the Raimond family for three generations.

Today, attentive to reveal the potential of these wonderful terroirs while respecting the environment, Dominique Raimond, a passionate winemaker and the current owner, uses all the means to get real “Grands Vins de Bordeaux”.

The Château Haut Lalande’s Grand Vin cuvée is issue of a selection of the best gravel-limestone and clay-limestone plots in hillsides South-East/South-West exposed. This represents about 20 hectares.

TERROIR

Appellation

In front of the Medoc’s Grand Crus, just across the Gironde estuary, the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux AOC is the home of some of the best and oldest Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec of the entire region, with a similar terroir as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the wonderful clay and limestone soil. But the wines of Blaye are accessible at a lower price, the best quality/price ratio in the Bordeaux area.

Blend

70% Merlot

20% Cabernet Sauvignon

10% Malbec

WINEMAKING & VINIFICATION

The natural grass is kept between the rows and the ground under the vine-plants is worked mechanically.

The harvest is picked thank to a machine with latest technologies to bring in the vat house intact berries, perfectly ripe. The wine-grapes are vinified in stainless tanks at low temperatures to preserve all aromas of fruits and aged in barrels for 12 months before the final blend to get the perfect balance between fruit and wood.

TASTING NOTES

An intense ruby colour, a very expressive nose with aromas of black and spicy fruit (clove), a powerful mouth with a beautiful tannic texture and a very pleasant aromatic finish.