About Château La Louvière
La Louvière One of the most prized estates of the Lurton family, which still owns and operates Les Vignobles André Lurton 60 years after its founding. Sourced from a small estate vineyard with sloped plots of deep gravel and limestone soil, La Louvière Blanc reflects the essence of Graves soil, featuring a striking vein of minerality and acidity and a complex fruit and floral bouquet. Ch. La Louvière’s 14-ha estate consists of 25-year-old vines tucked along the base of the slopes covering the property. The soil, deep gravel mixed with fine limestone, is ideal for Sauvignon Blanc. After cool-temperature fermentation in oak barrels, La Louvière Blanc is aged for 12 months in French oak barrique, 50% new, on full lees with bâtonnage.
2012 Chateau La Louvière Blanc Tasting Notes:
The elegant nose features well-defined mineral and floral notes. The palate is broad-based and generous, bursting with grapefruit and mineral flavors with rare concentration. The well-integrated toasty notes gradually come to the fore, reflecting the barrel fermentation and aging. Fresh and bright with excellent acidity, a pleasure to drink, and will only gain in complexity over the next two to three years. 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon