Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1991

Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1991

$175.00

5 in stock

Scores

WS 81  

Vineyard Notes

Dispersed over 80 hectares of Saint-Julien and split into several groups, our vineyard reflects all the richness and diversity of the appellation. Within this, to the northwest of the appellation, are the 20 hectares of Chateau Moulin Riche, forming a single block for a unique expression of the terroir. Planted Grape Varieties: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Average Vine Age 38 years.


Winemaking

Once the grapes arrive at the vat house, they are sorted twice: first by hand on tables before destemming, then a second time by optical sorting machine before crushing to eliminate any vegetal matter. Pre-fermentation cold macerations for about a week. From 2018: non-saccharomyces yeast is added to the must, thus eliminating the traditional use of SO2 at this stage. Pump-overs are carried out daily for each of our tanks until the end of alcoholic fermentation.


Ageing

Our wines are aged exclusively in French oak barrels for 18 months. Particular care is taken in the choice of our barrels to obtain subtle oak aromas in harmony with the Léoville Poyferré style. A perfect osmosis between the wood and the wine must occur. In order for this to happen, wines undergo their malolactic fermentation in barrel, resulting in the stability and suppleness of our wines.

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Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 13.25 × 3.5 × 3.5 in
Color & Type

Red

Varietal

Bordeaux Blend Red

Vintage

1991

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-Region

Medoc

Appellation

Saint-Julien

Bottle Size

750ml

Closure

Cork

Sweetness

Dry

Maturation

Oaked

Ownership

Cuvelier Family

Winemaker

Isabelle Davin (Oenologist) and Didier Thomann (Cellar Master)