Chateau Louvie 2015, Grand Cru Saint Emilion
£19.95 per bottle
BLEND- Merlot (80%) & Cabernet Franc (20%)
Owned by talented winemaker, Christian Veyry (he was the superstar wine maker at Pomerol`s Ch Gazin and now consults for numerous famous châteaux in Bordeaux and Cahors) . Chateau Louvie is located in the heart of the region. Planted on soils of clay and sand, these beautiful vineyards have a average age of 35 years. The blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon creates a wine which has a soft and smooth mouthfeel with plenty of berry and plum fruits combined with woodland sents and a long savoury finish.
Ideal with roasted game served with wild rice and stuffing or prime rib steak.
There are three distinct `terroirs` of St Emilion; limestone on the raised vineyard areas, clay more predominant on the slopes and gravel and clay combined on the plateau. This provides a diversity within the region as different sites support either Cabernet Franc or Merlot in general and can relay a distinct mineral character to the wine.
Chateau Louvie is located in the district of Saint Laurent des Combes, on beautiful soils of clay and sand, on slopes and plateau. The estate belongs to Christian Veyry, who also owns Chateau Veyry in the Cotes de Castillon. A winegrower`s son, he is a talented wine-maker as well as a consultant oenologist.