2921 – RED WINE CHÂTEAU LAFITTE 2021 – CÔTES DE BORDEAUX – FRANCE
History: Château Lafitte has existed since 1763. Château Lafitte first Côtes de Bordeaux is produced, vinified and bottled in the domain of the same name located in Camblanes and Meynac, by its successive owners and finally by SCEA Château Lafitte. The origin of the name Lafitte goes back to the 18th century after the acquisition, on February 12, 1763, by a well-known wine merchant in the local history of Camblanes, Mr. Raymond Lafitte, who gave his name to the estate.
In 1970, Juliette Mengin bought the property. This woman of action and decision was immediately seduced by the strategic location of the property, as well as by its view of the Garonne valley. He carried out an intense sowing campaign as well as a colossal job in the reconstruction of a new vat room to accommodate future harvests. This businesswoman played a key role in the development of Château Lafitte.
In 1991, his son Max Mengin took over the management of the Château Lafitte label and thanks to his international experience he was able to give the wine a new commercial boost. After completing his oenology studies, Philippe Mengin, Juliette’s grandson, spent many years travelling the world to acquire a deep knowledge of the export wine trade. Philippe undertook new modern working methods, having contributed to the significant improvement of the quality of the wine, as well as to a considerable openness to the export of the wines of the family domain.
Winery: Château Lafitte — France
Varieties: 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Graduation: 14% Vol.
Capacity: 75 Cl.
· View: A beautiful ruby colour with violet reflections.
· Nose: At first aromas of spices, incense and liquorice stand out which add a lot of complexity, then evolve into notes of raspberry, cherry and currant.
· Mouth: Good attack with a sense of sweetness and a great load of fruit that bring fleshiness and length. In short, we are dealing with a serious wine both to keep and to give a lot of pleasure.
Service: This French red wine is best enjoyed at a temperature of 16°C.