Château La Perrière Lussac St Emilion 2011
A classic right bank style, being elegant and rich with ripe plums, fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins.
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The red wine varieties at La Perrière are those traditionally found in the Saint-Emilion region: 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
Château La Perrière is located in the commune of Lussac. Monks established a monastery here in the Middle Ages and were the first to plant vines. The estate owes its name to an eponymous stream, which in turn takes its name from the word pierrière, meaning rock quarry. There are currently 14 hectares of vines that benefit from a well-drained clay-limestone subsoil. Jean-Luc Sylvain, a well-known cooper from Bordeaux's Right Bank, bought La Perrière in 2003 and shortly thereafter set about renovating the cellar, storage area, and vineyard. Starting just north of the Saint-Emilion slope, the Lussac-Saint-Emilion appellation has a microclimate that is ideal for winegrowing, with moderate rainfall and hot summer temperatures. The vineyards in Lussac cover a succession of small valleys and plateaux, forming a sort of amphitheatre facing due south. The appellation also has excellent natural drainage. The soil is mainly clay-limestone. The guiding philosophy at La Perrière revolves around respect for the environment and sustainable viticulture. The most natural possible methods are used: grass is left to grow between the vine rows, the soil is regularly ploughed, and only organic fertilizer is applied.
Fermentation : stainless steel vats
Ageing : 12 to 14 months, 50% in French oak barrels, 50% in stainless steel vats
Consulting oenologists : Alain Raynaud and Jean-Philippe Fort