Château Larose Perganson lies in Saint-Laurent-Médoc, on the border of Pauillac and Saint-Julien, next to the vineyards of Château Latour. The property dates back to 1719. Up until the 1830s, the wines fetched prices that would have seen it be classified as a ‘Cru Classé’ in 1855 if the vineyards and the quality hadn’t fallen into disrepair by that stage. After years of neglect, the property was purchased in 1986 by the same company that owns Château Larose Trintaudon, and has since been nursed back to health. A key part of this came in 1999 when they were certified by the sustainable development programme 'Vignoble Responsable'. In 2010, they were the first European vineyard to be rated ‘exemplary’ in sustainable development.
Château Larose Perganson's 35 hectares of vineyards are located in St Laurent Médoc on Médoc's finest gravelly soils: Günzian gravel from the Quaternary and Pyrenean gravel. It produces consistently award-winning wines at a fraction of the price of its illustrious neighbours (Château Latour).
An exceptionally cold and damp summer threatened the 2014 vintage. However, an unseasonably warm and dry autumn brought the vintage back on track. Highly perfurmed with good acidity, the reds are fresh with supple tannins, perfect for both early drinking and cellaring.
Grape sorting was carried out twice (post-harvest and after destemming), to ensure only the best grapes were used for fermentation. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to retain the primary bright fruit with gentle punch downs to minimise extraction of hard drying tannins. The wine was then blended and aged in French barriques, 50% new, for 12 to 16 months.
This wine is intense ruby in colour with crimson hues. The nose shows hints of black berries with spicier notes coming to the fore. On the palate, the wine is full bodied with polished elegant tannins, great structure and a very long finish.
GOLD - Sommelier Wine Awards 2018
|Grape Varieties||58% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Petit Verdot
|Bottle Sizes||75cl, 150cl|
|Notes||Sustainable, Vegan, Vegetarian