Food pairing: Grilled meat, paté, spicy food, pork, cheese...
Serving temperature: 18°C
Remarkable for its fruity taste and its flexibility, true reflection of his gravelly soil. This wine has been aged in tanks which allowed him to keep all the natural flavors of ripe grapes.
Lalande de Pomerol lies just North of Pomerol across the little Barbanne stream. The soils are richer here with more clay and a cooler climate due to the proximity with the Dordogne river.
Until 1928, winegrowers here could label their wines as Pomerol but when the boundaries were created this was no longer possible. The official appellation was granted in 1954.
The top wines from this appellation can still rival with the wines of Pomerol, especially those grown in the sandy soils near the town of Libourne. Like Pomerol, the principal variety is Merlot and the best vineyards are found in the commune of Néac.
Deep soils of clay and gravel provide very good growing conditions. With almost 1,100 hectares of vines in Lalande, it is a little larger than Pomerol.
Surface: 35 hectares
Soil: clay and old sandy soils
The average age of vines is 35 years
Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated tanks (4-5 weeks of maceration) after a total picking off and a light pressing according to the harvest potential. Maturing during 12 months in 33% new barrels and the rest in old barrels or tank.