Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion
Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion

Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2012

Red Wine
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Item# 1795-12

Product Ratings

James Suckling 90pt
Robert Parker 90pt
Wine Spectator 89pt

Vineyard

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 & 3% cabernet franc
Plantation density: 7 700 plants per hectare
Average age of vines: 25 years

Vinification

Vineyard training: Double guyoy pruning. Ploughing or planting grass, thinning-cut of leaves, green harvest
Harvest: Manual & Mechanical harvester at optimum maturity, transport of grapes in baskets, hand sorting before destemming and Pellenc optical sorting before crushing
Vinification: The winery is equipped with stainless steel vat with temperature controlled which permit vinification plot by plot.
-traditional vinification at high temperature (28-32°C)
-with 3-4 pumping over per day
-long maceration (25-30 days)
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
Filtration: Egg white fining before a light filtration and bottling
Bottling: At the Château
Distribution: 95% Bordeaux wine merchants, 5% directs sales