The Estate: Château Lalande is located in the municipality of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, along the “road of wines” next to the estuary of the Gironde. The Grands Crus Château Talbot and Château Lagrange are its immediate neighbors. The owner is Jean-Paul Meffre, and the winemaking consultant is Christophe Ollivier.
Vinification: Temperature control, maceration in cool conditions, 3 weeks of vatting (concrete and stainless), traceability monitoring, malolactic fermentation in vat.
Aging: 12 months in barrels, % of new oak depending on the vintage, selection of cooperages.
Tasting Notes: Beautiful garnet color. The nose opens on chocolate, woody, and fruity notes. On the palate, the attack is supple and pleasant with velvety and suave tannins.