Médoc 2009 - Les Sources de Livran
Producteur : Château Livran – Famille Lurton-Michon
Région : Bordeaux
Appellation : Médoc
Millésime : 2009
Couleur : Rouge
Cépage(s) : Merlot (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (45%)
Contenance : 75 cl
Garde : 1 – 5 ans
Température de service : 16 - 17° C
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Médoc : The term comes from the Latin "In medio acquae" or "In the middle of the water. Indeed, this strip of land stretching between the Gironde estuary from the north of the city of Bordeaux, to the east of the Landes forest and the Atlantic Ocean, to the tip of Graves. The vineyards of Château Livran therefore benefit from optimum fluid intake for the homogeneous development of the grapes and get a good maturity and silky but present tannins.
The vineyards of the Medoc appellation includes 5,800 hectares exclusively for the production of red wine. Recognized since 1938 AOC Medoc has a location and an exceptional terroir. The red wines from this appellation have a nice structure, opulent tannins , and a beautiful ripe fruit. The main grape variety wines from Médoc AOC is Merlot. It is associated with other Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and sometimes Côt (Malbec).
Sources of Livran 2009 second wine of Château Livran, represents 50% of the production area, about a production of 75,000 bottles per year. The total vineyard extends at present on nearly 27 acres (20 acres remain to be planted). Sources Livran is primarily a wine obtained with the "juice" of the younger vines. The second feature of this wine is to be from a land ideally suited to the production of racy and powerful wines. Indeed, under the leadership of successive owners, Russian Alexey Shkrapkin and Edwige Lurton-Michon and her husband Olivier Michon, new plots were acquired or rehabilitated to their land of high quality. Excellence in perspective at Chateau Livran!
The grape varieties are divided 55% Merlot, for sharpness, and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon in body and inherent robustness of wines from the Medoc.
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