Châtea Moulinet Lassere, Pomerol, 2010

  Château Moulinet-Lassere

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Moulinet-Lassere

Clos René and Moulinet-Lasserre are one in the same. Owned by Jean-Marie Garde, the vineyards lie to the west of the Pomerol appellation on gravelly soils over sand and iron pan deposits. These warm soils are ideal for ripening the berries. The vineyards are planted with 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% cabernet Sauvignon. Harvesting is done by hand, before a gentle vinification in temperature-controlled concrete tanks, overseen by superstar consultant oenologist Michel Rolland. Elevage typically takes 18 months in 30% new oak barrels. We have found that recent vintages have been remarkably consistent and offer a polished, characterful Pomerol at a sensible price.

Appellation: Pomerol

Pomerol’s Merlot-dominated wines at their best are rich, seductive and silky. For hundreds of years Pomerol was considered as nothing but a satellite district of neighbouring St-Émilion to the east, and it was not really until not until the 1950s that Pomerol started its meteoric rise led by Château Petrus. By far the most dominant merchants in the region are Jean-Pierre Moueix who own or distribute the majority of the finest properties in Pomerol, the most renowned being Petrus.

Pomerol's finest wines originate from the highest parts of the plateau, which is predominantly gravel and clay, with an iron rich subsoil called crasse de fer.
Apparently as important in fashioning wines that are plump, voluptuous, and richly Merlot dominates plantings dramatically, though the notable exception is Vieux Château Certan, nearly half of their estate is devoted Cabernet Franc. Pomerol has no no official classification, but its small scale wines fetch some of the greatest prices for wine in the world. The regions greatest names are Pétrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, Hosanna, La Fleur de Gay, L'Église-Clinet, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Trotanoy, , L'Évangile, Latour-à-Pomerol, and Vieux-Ch-Certan

Grape Blend: Merlot | Cab. Franc | Malbec

A blend of 3 classic Bordeaux grapes.