Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
40 to 50 years
the Côte de Saint-Emilion, clay and limestone
13 to 16 months in French oak
Silky Merlot and fragrant Cabernet France dominate this complex, full-bodied blend, while a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon contributes structure and color. On the nose and palate, the wine expresses the limestone and clay of the hillside estate with aboundant richness, while pronounced minerality lingers on the long finish.
Lassègue, a gracious centuries-old estate steeped in Saint Emilion history, was revived in 2003 following its purchase by American wine icon: Jess Jackson, his wife Barbara Banke and the Seillan family of Bordeaux and Sonoma. The property represents the realization of a shared vision between the families to craft world class Bordelais reds in diverse terroirs around the world, without compromise.
Advantageously situated on southwest-facing slopes of the renowned Côte de Saint Emilion, the historic Lassègue proerty noted for the ornate sundials that adorn its façade - encompasses some 10 different soil types among its 24 hectares under wine. This ddiversity provides abundant nuance for Vigneron Pierre Seillan's micro-cru-driven wine-making philosophy, which seeks to give vocie to the soil at an extraordinary level of detail.