The property was built in 1610 in an old dwelling which was later to belong to Général d’Armagnac during the Napoleonic period. Located at Daignac, it is a magnificent stone-built building with a tower. Today Alain Duc is owner of Château de Laborde.
Bordeaux is the largest vineyard for appellation wines in the whole of France. Situated in the South West near the Atlantic, it is crossed by the rivers Garonne and Dordogne and enjoys a temperate maritime climate. The richness, the quality and the diversity of its wines derive from the particular character of the terroirs, the experience of the winegrowers and the art of blending. The tide, which flows up both of the region’s rivers, brings very specific characteristics to the wines. With its huge size, Bordeaux reds offer an infinite palette of flavours and combine their qualities in myriad different ways.
Destemming and crushing of the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature with selected yeasts and maceration of the skins. To obtain a wine for ageing, rich in tannins, this takes 3 to 4 weeks. Ageing in barrel for at least 6 months, so that the wine develops its bouquet and its aromas.
60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet franc
Intense, dark red colour. Ripe fruit on the nose with vanilla and elegant oak. Full on the palate, tannic, round, with well-balanced fruit and oak aromas. Oaky without excess. A traditional oak-barrel Bordeaux.
Good to go with Hunan beef stir-fry, lamb noodle soup, lamb kebabs, partridge and pheasant and with dishes that include mushrooms and truffles or veggie wellington!