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Les Pélerins de Lafon-Rochet Second vin 2014

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:Red
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

A beautiful Saint-Estèphe to be enjoyed in its youth. More info

This second wine from Château Lafon-Rochet comes from the youngest vines on the property. Yields are kept to 32 hl/ha and the grapes are vinified in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. The wine is then raised for 12 to 14 months in French oak barriques. Merlot dominant, the nose is delicate and the mouth light and savoury. More accessible than the domaine's flagship cuvée, this wine can be cellared for up to ten years.

Les Pélerins de Lafon-Rochet Second vin serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Perdreau flambé, Gratins de potimarron, Côte de boeuf.

Peak: 2018-2025

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Les Pélerins de Lafon-Rochet Second vin

    Cuvée presentation

    This second wine from Château Lafon-Rochet comes from the youngest vines on the property. Yields are kept to 32 hl/ha and the grapes are vinified in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. The wine is then raised for 12 to 14 months in French oak barriques. Merlot dominant, the nose is delicate and the mouth light and savoury. More accessible than the domaine's flagship cuvée, this wine can be cellared for up to ten years.

    Information about domain Les Pélerins de Lafon-Rochet

    The history of this château can be traced back to 1650 and the marriage of Antoinette de Guillemottes and Etienne Lafon, which produced the name Lafon Rochet. Some 150 years later, the château is still held to be one of the largest producers of Saint-Estèphe. Its subsequent history features such trials as the French Revolution and the phylloxera blight, but the château overcame them all and was ranked 4e grand cru classé in 1855. The château changed hands a number of times at auction until it was bought in 1960 by Guy Tesseron who ran it with his son Michel and sister Princess Caroline Poniatowska. Michel's grandson, Basile Tesseron, who has been at the helm of the château since 2004 and is therefore part of a new generation, is passionate about winemaking and defines his work as a labour of patience. He runs his domaine along traditional lines and pays particular attention to his vines because for him, “the vine is king!”. The vineyard now employs biodynamic management techniques and is contemplating certification.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Trade
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Estèphe
    • Classification: Second vin
    • Producer/Owner: Basile Tesseron
    • Vintage: 2014
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: 2018-2025
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 54% Merlot,45% Cabernet Sauvignon,1% Petit verdot
    Les Pélerins de Lafon-Rochet Second vin
    Les Pélerins de Lafon-Rochet Second vin

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