Pessac-Léognan Rouge

Château Lafargue is a family estate managed by Jean-Pierre Leymarie, from the third generation, who was even born on the estate.
Vegetable farmer when he started out, Jean-Pierre succeeded his father in 1983 and became head of the whole estate that included 2 ha of vines. He started to focus on viticulture and therefore, started to buy new plots, planted new vines and invested gradually in equipment and buildings, thus consistently developing the vineyard.
In June 2015, the property received the “High Environmental Value” certification (HVE), which corresponds to the highest level of a more general scheme of environmental certification for farms.

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Vintages for sale

2014 : Beautiful ruby-coloured wine. An impressive freshness on the nose with spices melted with fresh red fruits and a note of vanilla due to its ageing in oak barrels. Its mouth is fine, elegant and structured. Freshness dominates enhanced by fantastic tannins with insure a good ageing potential. This wine can be cellared for a few years or be served during its youth.

2013 : Beautiful ruby colour. Freshness on the nose with red fruits: cherries, raspberries and a hint of white pepper. The mouth is round, smooth and full. Red fruits are omnipresent. Silky young tannins will secure a good ageing potential. Huge efforts were made in the vines and in the cellar to get this very pleasant wine which can be drunk young or matured after a few years in a good cellar.

2012 : Ruby colour. The nose reminds us of cherry, toffee, vanilla and chocolate. The mouth is rich, structured by silky young tannins which secure a good ageing potential. A few years in a good cellar will reveal its potential, worthy of its fabulous “terroir”.

The property has now 18.35 hectares : almost 16 in red and about 2.5 in white. The vines have an average age of 20 to 25 years.
Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc et Petit Verdot.
The vinification process is done in stainless steel vats with temperature control, pre-fermentation maceration and “micro-bullage”. The wine is aged in oak barrels during 12 months. One third of the barrels are renewed each year.
Wine and food pairing
Goes perfectly with red meats, grilled meats, game and farm cheeses.

Jean-Pierre Leymarie

5, Impasse de Domy
33650 Martillac
Tél. : 05 56 72 72 30
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