Château Franc Lartigue 2013 AOC Saint-Emilion grand cru

Deep red with blackcurrant and blackberry on the nose. The oak is still pronounced during the ageing process. The tannins are firm without being aggressive. Soft and pleasant on the finish. Medium ageing potential.

The wine

This domaine covers eight hectares of vines in the Saint-Emilion commune. An elegant and well-structured wine that can be kept for 10 to 15 years depending on the vintage.

The vintage

An exceptionally fruity vintage that should be enjoyed before 2023.

Terroir

Sand and gravel.

In the vineyard

Ploughing carried out on every other vine row using cover crops, no chemical weeding. Sustainable wine growing methods.

Winemaking

Following the harvest, the grapes are sorted by hand before going into vat. Traditional methods of vinification. Ageing takes place in 1/3 new oak barrels, 1/3 one-year oak barrels and 1/3 two-year oak barrels.

Cépages

Merlot : 70 % Cabernet franc : 15 % Cabernet-sauvignon : 15 %

Serving tips

For optimum storage conditions, wines must be kept in a cool cellar at constant temperatures of 12°C to 17°C. Serve slightly cool at 17°C to 18°C, ideally open the bottle one hour before serving.

Food pairing

Sauce-based meat dishes, game, grilled meats, all cheeses, white meats.