La Tour de By
APPELLATION & CLASSIFICATION
Cru Bourgeois Supérieur
Member of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux
Member of the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux
Manager & owner : Frédéric Le Clerc – PAGES Family
Oenologists : Jacques & Éric Boissenot
Area Planted : 75 hectares
Soil : Graves over hardpan-subsoil
The Gironde estuary and the ocean nearby provide plenty of air flow,
which concentrates the qualities of the grape and ensures that the
vines are constantly healthy.
65% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit-Verdot
Average Age of Vineyard : 40 years
CULTIVATING / MATURING
Traditional and environment friendly methods are performed according to the rules of the art, the wines are never too heavily laden with fruit, not allowed to produce high yields.
After 10 months maturing in wooden vats, and 12 months ageing in french oak barrels the fining is performed traditionally with egg-whites in barrels and vats.
Yield : 48 hectolitres/ha
Spacing : 6 600 plants/ha
Volume : 36 000 cases
This intense red colour announces a beautiful maturity of the grape. A very pure and complex nose which is dominated by notes of mature red fruits. In mouth, it presents a round ample attack followed by a very rich and perfecttly balanced tannic structure, and finishing on delicate and sophisticated flavours