Chateau La Vieille Tour Bordeaux Rouge Superieur

Château La Vieille Tour Bordeaux Rouge Superieur


  • Located in the southernmost Bordeaux region, the Estate stretches on the slopes of the village of Saint-Michel-de-Lapujade (33190), renowned for its magnificent terroir, and production of beautiful wines from Bordeaux and Southwest of France.
  • The vineyard soil is clay, limestone and “boulbène” and is grown in an Oceanic climate.
  • The vineyard management includes green manure seeding, soil tillage, Eco-pasturing with local breed of sheep, Apiary (bee keeping) for over 15 years, Pest management by trapping.

Varietal Composition: 42% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc

Elaboration: Long maceration, 15/20 days, depending on the grapes, at controlled temperatures: 22/28°C (74/82°F). Malolactic fermentation after the run-off, at 20°C (68°F). Aged 12 to 24 months before bottling, we rack every 3 months the first year and 3 times the second year. Finally, we fine and filter just before bottling. This wine can be aged for 5-7 years.

Tasting Notes: The color is red ruby, limpid and brilliant. The nose aromas are expressive, full of ripe red fruits such as redcurrant and strawberry with also notes of spicy and toast. The attack is clean with spicy notes, black pepper, and vanilla notes; the mouth is fleshy; the tannins are round and soft. The finish is well balanced, rich and long.


2019 – 91 James Suckling


Eleanor of Aquitaine (then Queen of England) ordered monks to plant the first vines on this 72 hectare estate in 1150.  The property stretches over the right bank of the Garonne river across the hillsides of Saint Michel de Lapujade, and benefits from the mild and humid air that rises up from the sea and travels down the Garonne valley.

Pierre Boissonneau purchased the property in 1839, and descendants Christian, Pascal, Phillippe, and Nico have transformed it into one of the best places in Bordeaux for value driven organic wine.  Moulin de Ferrand has long been a staple for us here at Grape and if you aren’t yet familiar with these it is about time you climb aboard the train.

PRINT REVIEW SHELF TALKER (2019 – 91 James Suckling)