Chateau La Cardonne

Chateau La Cardonne 2009

Red Wine

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Item# 10145A-09

Product Ratings

Wine Spectator 89-92pt

Sitting proudly on the Medoc's highest plateau, the former Lafite-Rothschild vineyard, Chateau La Cardonne has consistently produced the finest Medoc Cru Bourgeois wines for over three centuries.

by Monsieur Touton Selection, 2012.

Harvest

6 October for the Merlot
10 October for the Cabernet-Franc
12 October for the Cabernet Sauvignon
Hand selection on the vines before picking.

Technical data

Soil: Stony gravel and limestone-clay
Altitude: 30 meters
Density of plantation: 7,500 vines per hectare
Pruning: Guyot double
Vineyard practices: Elimination of excess buds; leaf stripping as needed Certification "Agriculture Raisonee 2006"

Vinification

15-25 days, depending on the year, the variety, and the age of the vines.

Ageing

Aged in oak barrels (50% new, 50% one year old) for 12 months.

Weather

Oceanic, mild and humid Winter and Spring, warm and dry in Summer and Autumn.