Château Labégorce Zédé

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Coordinates: 45°03′30″N 0°41′29″W / 45.05825°N 0.69128°W / 45.05825; -0.69128

The winery of Château Labégorce Margaux and Château Labégorce Zédé lies in the commune of Margaux in the Médoc region in the département of Gironde. The vineyard is planted in gravelly terrain on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Margaux Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of 9 Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels as of the 2003 listing. [1]

Vineyards[edit]

Labégorce[edit]

Appellation: Margaux

Vine surface area: 30 hectares (74 acres) in production

Average age of the vineyard: 25 years

Soil: 70% Sandy/gravelly 30% Sandy/silty

Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot

Average yield: 50 hl/ha

Wine-making process: Traditional, in concrete vats

Ageing: Aged in casks from 12 to 15 months with a selection of 35% new wood

Average output: 8,500 cases[2]

Labégorce Zédé[edit]

Appellation: Margaux

Vine surface area: 27 hectares (67 acres) in production

Average age of the vineyard: 35 years

Soil: 90% Sandy/gravelly 10% Sandy/silty

Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot

Average yield: 50 hl/ha

Wine-making process: traditional, in rough concrete vats

Ageing: 15 months in casks with 40% new wood

Bonding with egg whites in casks

Average output: 7,500 cases[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2003 Official List Archived 2007-01-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Kissack, Chris, thewinedoctor.com Chateau Labégorce
  3. ^ Kissack, Chris, thewinedoctor.com Château Labégorce-Zédé

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