The second wine of Margaux’s second Grand Cru Classé.
Chevalier de Lascombes comes from the younger vines. A soil study is carried out plot by plot. This has led to a restructuring of the vineyard to obtain a perfect match between soils, basements and grape varieties. The approach is traditional, many efforts made to promote the ripening of the grapes by offering a more airy environment and a better exposure to the sun. The date of harvest is decided by the optimal maturity of the berries, and this is done by tasting parcel by plot of berries. The harvest is cooled by an injection of dry ice since 2001 to obtain a more intense color, more stable and a better aromatic complexity. The wine is aged on lees for 4 months.
At the tasting, this second wine offers less power but more fruit, more freshness than its elder. A wine ready to drink faster but who will appreciate a few years of care.