Laplace Madiran Rouge



Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Southwest
Appellation: Madiran
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 80% Tannat, 20% Cabernet
Orientation: Blend of multiple parcels, varied exposure
Soil: Mixture of clay and limestone
Viticulture: The tannat grapes are hand-harvested because machine harvesters cannot shake these stubborn grapes off the vine
Vinification: All parcels and grapes are vinified separately. A long maceration of about 25 days average enables an optimal extraction of fruit, tannins and color.
Aging: After blending, the wine aged for 15 months, half in tank with regular micro-oxygenation, and half in 400L neutral oak barrels.
Publication: Other
Rating: 93 (WE)
This celebration of Tannat is a balanced while severe and structured wine. Plenty of juicy fruit is ready to come out from behind the dry, tannic structure. There is power here as well in this wine that is firm and needs to age. Drink from 2019. - R.V. for WE