Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion

Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2010

Red Wine
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Item# 1795-10

Product Ratings

Robert Parker 90pt
Wine Spectator 92pt

Ageing

Air-conditioned cellar, traditional racking. Ages 14 to 18 month in 1/3 new oak barrels, 1/3 new oak barrels previously used to age one and 1/3 new oak barrels previously used to age two

Harvest

Manual & Mechanical harvester at optimum maturity, transport of grapes in baskets, hand sorting before destemming and Pellenc optical sorting before crushing

Technical data

Location: Leognan
Soil: Deep gravely and sandy overlying a clay substratum
Area of vines: A total of 72,5 ha, of which 61 ha in red
Grape varieties: 57% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 3% cabernet franc
Plantation density: 7 700 plants per hectare
Average age of vines: 25 years

Vineyard

Double guyoy pruning. Ploughing or planting grass, thinning-cut of leaves, green harvest