We decided to pay homage to the different owners who have served at the head of Château LAFITTE since 1763. To do that, we took advantage of the truly sublime harvest of 2010 to create a limited vintage numbered at 13,000 bottles.
HERITAGE is the best that LAFITTE has to offer and delicately concentrates the finest traits typical of the terroir.
This wine is a base of 90% merlot with 10% cabernet sauvignon, all harvested in small quantities from the entire Château LAFITTE vineyard. After alcoholic fermentation and maceration, the wine is put in French oak barrels where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and then ages for 16 months.
We have also taken great care in creating the label for this bottle. It shows the crest of the MENGIN family who have been associated with Château LAFITTE since Juliette MENGIN took over the domain in 1969. The bottle is a traditional type of bottle, heavier and more elegant than many seen today.
The 2010 vintage Château LAFITTE HERITAGE wine will be available only in wooden cases of 12 bottles or 6 flat-packed bottles, personalised with the family arms.
We hope that you enjoy our efforts and their result, this bottle of a limited vintage that defines the LAFITTE vineyard. This fine wine is the worthy heir of the 250 years of history and the different owners who all put their finest efforts into creating a truly unique wine.
Today we are proud to pay tribute to them and offer you this wine as a tribute to our HERITAGE.
Château Lafitte Cuvée Héritage 2011, Michel Rolland Tasting:
The wine displays a beautiful dark colour with light amber tints.
The nose presents notes of mocha and mild tobacco. It then opens on aromas of morello cherries and a camphor note. Smoothness and freshness are the vintage's principle characteristics. This wine's structure is perfectly rounded.
The finish is long and delicious, largely due to its fine acidity.
A beautifully elegant wine that can be appreciated now or kept for a few more years in the cellar.