Presentation of the estate
Septimius Cecchini, the father of the current owner, arrived in the Medoc with the 1940 exodus. He became later the owner of Château La Hourcade, an estate of nearly 40 ares. He was both winemaker and postman at the beginning, and was the head of a family of 8 children.
His son Gino, took over the estate in 1967. He had the opportunity to buy some surroundings parcels up to 4 hectares in 1986. In those days, he also served in the French cavalry, and had to juggle the tasks of both activities. Today the property covers 18 hectares of vines.
Until the 1987 vintage, he sold the production to the local cooperative. In 1988, he decided to leave the cooperative and to be in control of his distribution. He bought nearby plots gradually to expand the property and devoted himself to his two passions, wine and horses.
Region : Bordeaux
Area : 18 hectares
Wine Grape Varieties : 65% Cabernet sauvignon, 35% Merlot
Soil type : Gravel from the Garonne River
Vine Age : 20 to 25 years
Density : 5550 vines/hectare
Yield : 48 hectolitres/hectare
Harvest : Mechanical harvesting
Winemaking process : Traditional in thermoregulated stainless steel vats.
Château La Hourcade 2014 has a deep red color with purple hints. The nose is elegant and expressive, with notes of red fruits and spices. The mouth is intense, well-balanced with velvety tannins and an interesting aromatic persistence.
Food & Wine Pairing
Nice to have with grilled meats and dishes cooked in sauce. Serving condition : Between 16°C and 18°C.
Up to 10 years reflecting the above notes. After this period the wine will show more mature characteristics.