A bright and harmonious Saint-Émilion, the 2019 Les Cadrans de Lassègue features a beautiful pomegranate color and a nose bursting with crunchy red fruit, nutmeg and white pepper. Cabernet Franc lends spice and polish to the dense core of fruit on the palate, well-balanced with discrete tannins and an uplifting tension. A long and mineral finish reveals the clay and limestone terroir of Saint-Émilion. Stylish and food-friendly today, the 2019 Les Cadrans de Lassègue will continue to improve over the next 10 years.
Blend: 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
About Les Cadrans de Lassegue
Located in the appellation of St. Émilion, Bordeaux, France and first built in 1738, the estate was purchased by the Jackson & Seillan families in 2003. The vineyards are southwest facing — bathed in sunlight from dawn to dusk and protected by cool northern winds — on the ‘côte’or elevated slope of St. Émilion, with an average vine age of 40 to 60 years. The côte benefits from exceptional hillside drainage, and unique soil promotes the growth of a deep root system and access to nutrients. Only 3%, or 400 acres, of all St. Émilion vineyards are located on the ‘côte’.