Pessac Leognan

Chateau Lafont Menaut

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The Chateau Lafont Menaut is located in the heart of the Pessac-Leognan appellation, common Martillac, 15 km south of Bordeaux. Its vineyard is located in the immediate vicinity of the Crus Classes such as Latour-Martillac and Smith-Haut-Lafitte. In the eighteenth century, Lafont Menaut, already planted in vines, belonged to Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, writer and famous winemaker. Since 1990, Philibert Perrin, along with his work on the family property of Chateau Carbonnieux, has embarked on a replanting program to revive this ancestral vineyard. Its terroir consists of 2 Garonne gravel rumps, naturally drained by the Menaut stream on which is located a fountain that served as a washhouse in Montesquieu's time. The white and red wines are aged in barrels of chain, which gives them finesse and complexity. The whites are dry and lively, very fruity. They are agreeable to their youth, but the aging in barrels on binds their delivers fat and gives them an aptitude for aging. The reds develop on the nose and on the palate beautiful notes of red fruits (blackcurrant and blackberry). On the palate, we find the tannic richness of Cabernet Sauvignon and the typical smoked side of Pessac-Leognan.
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