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Château Lyonnat, France

Chateau Lyonnat Red Blend, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France

Chateau Lyonnat Red Blend, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France

2016 Chateau Lyonnat Red Blend, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France

Overview: Nestled in the picturesque landscape of the Bordeaux Right Bank, the 2016 Chateau Lyonnat Red Blend epitomizes the heritage and elegance of the Lussac-Saint-Emilion appellation. This wine, a testament to centuries of winemaking tradition, offers a sophisticated and rich experience, showcasing the unique terroir of its origin.

Product Details:

  • Appellation: Lussac-Saint-Emilion
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Grape Variety: Predominantly Merlot with up to 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
  • Closure: Cork
  • Production: Approximately 140,000 bottles annually
  • Aging: Aged in oak barrels, with one-third new wood

Sensory Description: Immerse yourself in the intense aromas of licorice and blackberry pastille that captivate the senses from the first pour. The palate is lush and concentrated, revealing layers of rich black fruit intertwined with velvety tannins. This full-bodied wine boasts a firm, balanced finish, underpinned by the subtle elegance of its oak aging. The pure Merlot composition ensures a seamless blend of fruit and structure, offering a truly memorable tasting experience.

Winemaker's Background: Chateau Lyonnat, the largest estate in the Lussac Saint-Emilion appellation, boasts a rich history dating back to the Cistercian Abbey of Faize. The estate, originally known as Léonat, has been meticulously cultivated by the Milhade family since 1961. Spanning 50 hectares, the vineyard benefits from diverse soils, including limestone and clay-limestone, and a unique microclimate. The traditional concrete vats used in vinification reflect the estate’s dedication to preserving winemaking heritage while producing wines of exceptional quality.

Serving Suggestions: This 2016 Chateau Lyonnat Red Blend is best enjoyed at a temperature of 60-65°F (15-18°C). It pairs exquisitely with a range of dishes, including roasted lamb, grilled steaks, and rich stews. For a more casual setting, consider serving it alongside a charcuterie board with an assortment of aged cheeses. Decanting the wine for about an hour before serving will enhance its complex flavors and aromas, ensuring a delightful experience for all connoisseurs.

Indulge in the legacy and craftsmanship of Chateau Lyonnat with every sip, and let this exquisite blend transport you to the heart of Bordeaux’s storied vineyards.


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