Les Lauriers’s vineyard is situated on south facing slopes of the Montagne Saint-Emilion Appellation. This vineyard is adjacent to the “château des Laurets”, which was bought in 2003 by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild. Les Lauriers is getting the same care and attention to detail guided by a hight requirement of quality.
The soil of this wine estate is made from rocks of limestone and clay which is very suitable from the Merlot grape variety (which is dominating this blended wine). This excellent clay and limestone soil gives the Saint-Emilion Merlot its distinctive taste.
The wine called “Les Lauriers” is made from the selection of the best grapes of the 50 hectares vineyard managed in order to achieve low yield and quality grapes at optimum ripeness.
The entire harvest is hand selected and destemmed before entering the vat. The wooden vats, stainless steel and concrete tanks are fully temperature controlled. After about one month of maceration in tank, the wine is then carefully aged in French oak barrels during 14 months. Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has acquired this superb property in
2003, aiming at developing the estate’s great potential. A large renovation work of the cellar was undertaken in spring 2004 to offer modern and efficient facilities.
Winemaking: Cold maceration, winemaking stainless steel tanks. Automatic temperature control system. Micro oxygenation in tank. Malo-lactic fermentation in new French oak barrels.
Ageing: 60% in second fill barrels, rest in tanks, Duration: 14 months
Production: 6000 bottles
Light peach pink in color, with subtle notes of fresh flowers, red berries and stone
fruits on both the nose and palate, as well as nice minerality. Great acidity and balance on the moderately long finish. (Gabe Geller)
Light pink in color with a slight orange hue. It has a nose of white flowers and hints of herbaceous aromas. Completely dry with fresh acidity and medium tannins on the gums. Medium in body with pleasant notes of sweet lemon, fresh acidity and fruity notes that remain in the mouth long after having swallowed (or spat) the wine. I’d love this with a lighter, delicate white fish, flounder or St. Peter’s, with a drizzle of lemon. Great QPR. 560 cases available. (Jay Buchsbaum)