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Posted on Jul 10, 2015 in Bordeaux, Wine Tasting France | 0 comments

Chateau La Louviere

Chateau La Louviere

Appelation: The Pessac-Léognan Appellation
Current Owner: André Lurton since 1965
Type of Wine: White & Red
Second Wine: L de La Louvière
Region: Léognan

Date Visited: 3 June 2015 (Wed)

This is my second Chateau visit in Bordeaux, the famous wine area in the world. My second Chateau visit in Bordeaux. In the 18th century, the wines produced by the monks were “the most excellent anyone in the kingdom could hope to drink” .We woke up at 8am to get ready. Bought some Croissant and Pain Au Chocolate from the nearby pastry shop then drive straight to Chateau La Louviere which took us 1 hour and 8m.

Château La Louvière, the main building as seen from the main entrance

Château La Louvière, the main building as seen from the main entrance

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Reached to our destination on time and was greeted warmly by Adrian a young man who studied wine to become a Sommelier in the future. He was assigned to attend to us and show us around the property. His English was not as clear as Jessica’s the Tour Ambassador from Chateau Suduirat yesterday. Adrian mentioned that this Chateau was built in the 17th century, thou the business was started in 13th century but building a castle took time in the 17th by Jean-Baptiste Mareilhac for his young wife Jeanne-Emilie.

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Reception Area

In the 18th century, the wines produced by the monks were “the most excellent anyone in the kingdom could hope to drink” . In 1965, Andre Lurton, a winegrower from Grézillac acquired it after fell in love with Chateau La Louviere. In the years that followed, The chateau was entirely restored and the vineyard restructured, gradually regained its former prestige.

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Wines they carry on displayed here

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Adrian – Tour Ambassador

The building was under renovation, visitors are not allowed to visit inside. The chateau is use for Wedding ceremonies and gathering for the rich and famous.

Chateau La Louviere produces white and red. Pessac-Léognan Appellation. The are famous for White wine but they produce red wine more due to higher demand drinking red in the market. Uses Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot grapes, that’s about 70%-30%. Mostly export to England, Germany and some part of Asia.

Barrell room entrance

Barrell room entrance

Barrel cellar

Barrel cellar

Temperature-controlled steel tanks

Temperature-controlled steel tanks

No vineyard visit, not sure why but I did not ask. Adrian took us to the Alcoholic fermentation room, ageing room and the reception area during the harvest which they called it ‘cube’.

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Aging Room

I asked Adrian why there’s roses planted at the vineyard, he told me that roses is susceptible to the same fungal diseases as grapevines, mainly powdery mildews, and their planting is supposed to give an early indication of a fungal attack as this fungal will attack roses first and this allows management to apply curative chemicals to the vines as soon as possible.

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4 Wines For Tasting

We tasted the wines above (as picture), they tasted great and surely recommended for family gathering and dinner at home.

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Tasting area

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Would love to buy this next time

Before we leave, we bought 12 bottles of wine from different brands which they carry as well. They also told us to visit Le Manage Restaurant for lunch which is 10 minutes away from the Chateau.

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