Chateau La Corne Bordeaux Rouge
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Vineyards have an average age of 5o years, planted on one the highest (350-400′) hillsides in Bordeaux.
- Very limited production, only 111 cases produced.
Varietal Composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc 10% Malbec
Elaboration: The fruit was hand harvested. Fermentation was in whole clusters in stainless steel. Using only native wild yeasts the fermentation was long, slow and cool preserving the floral aromas and keeping it natural. Punching down twice daily, no pump overs. Gentle pressing in a 1962 horizontal press, using first pressed juice only. Moved to 3-year-old French oak barrels by gravity and aged for 9 months. The wine was then bottled unfiltered with Diam 3 corks
Tasting Notes: Full, deep red color, with aromas of dark cherry and cassis. Silky tannins, rich mouth feel with balanced acids, subtle oak and a persistent finish. Some sediment is to be expected in this natural, unfiltered, wine. Best after 30 minutes of breathing.
Chateau La Corne has been making wine since the 1800’s. Five acres of vines sit facing south on a steep slope in on one of the highest hillsides in all of Bordeaux. In A.O.C.Bordeaux, in the sub A.O.C. of Cotes de Saint Macaire. This wine is the culmination of Steve Lawrence’s 40 year old dream to own a property in Bordeaux and to make wine again after 35 years in wine sales.