Château Vieux Lartigue St-Émilion Grand Cru
$35.00* Suggested retail price
About this winery
Mr. Jean-Pierre Moueix, born in Correze in 1913, arrived with his parents in Saint-Emilion following the 1929 depression. In 1937, he founded his wine merchant business on the Quai du Priourat in Libourne. At that time, the wines of Libourne were little known. Moueix was astute to foresee the Merlot grape’s ability to age as well as their natural charm and ability to seduce. He spent his life promoting these wines internationally. In the 1950’s, he consolidated his merchant business with...
The synergy of the two varietals yields a velvety, rich wine with floral nuance and earthy, red-fruit flavours. Mid-palate weight comes from the juicy Merlot; aromatics and tannins come from the Cabernet Franc, the lighter-bodied varietal. This is a thoroughly charming wine from an excellent vintage.
Saint-Emilion grand cru
Château Vieux Lartigue, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is ranked as a Grand Cru, or “great growth”, from Saint-Émilion. Fruit here comes from 35-year-old vines grown in sandy limestone-clay soils on Bordeaux’s right bank. Following cool maceration and fermentation in cement and stainless steel, the wine was pressed evenly between large vats and new oak barrels to mature for 15 months.