Château La Prade

Côtes de Francs

Soft, mature fruit and is round and juicy with an attractive herby/spicy character.

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Georges Thienpont took over the vineyards at Château Laclaverie in the 1970s. His son, Nicolas, has had control of the estate since the mid 1980s and produced the first vintage in 1985. The Thienponts have been at the forefront of the Côtes de Francs renaissance.

Colour

Red

Vintage

2012

Appellations

Côtes de Francs

Surface of the vineyard

4,5 ha

Soil

loam-clay-limestone slopes

Grape varieties

mainly Merlot and Cabernet Franc

Harvest

manual preceded by a harvesting plan considering an analytic follow up of the right balance between sugars, acids and tasting the fruits

Vinification

vats for a round-grain fermentation, so without crushing

Maturation

50% in new barrels and alcoholic fermentation in oak, on the lees

Price range

€€

Size

Bottle

A wine from the well-respected Thienpont/Derenoncourt stable and made at nearby sister property, Château Puygueraud. It has soft, mature fruit and is round and juicy with an attractive herby/spicy character.

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