Château Tournefeuille Lalande de Pomerol 2018

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“Big and ripe, this wine balances the opulence of Merlot and the structure of Cabernet Franc. The wine is full of ripe, juicy black fruits that are underlined by the structure and tannin. With a fine future ahead of it, the wine will be ready in 2023. 92 points.” –Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 1, 2020

58% merlot, 42% cabernet franc

WINEMAKING:
Table sorting of harvest prior to vatting.
Plot-by-plot winemaking using thermoregulated concrete vats calibrated according to plot size.
Barrel fermentation for two weeks to one month depending on the terroir.
Malolactic fermentation in barrels and vats.

MATURATION:
18 months – 20% vat – 80% barrels of which a third are new.
Collaboration with five coopers.
High-quality « fine-grained » French oak barrels.
Blending once fermentation is complete.
Filtration.