Pale straw with hints of gold. Fresh and elegant, mixing citrus aromas (grapefruit, lime) with mineral notes on the nose. After a pleasant sweetness on the attack, this is a full-bodied wine with lots of flavor and a long, cool, aromatic finish. Its generous character makes it an excellent accompaniment for fish and white meat.
The prestigious Barons de Rothschild family has owned vineyards in Bordeaux for generations. In addition to the wines issued from their world- renowned vineyards, Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) has been elaborating a range of wines which are easy and pleasant to drink called ””Reserves””.
Inspired by a grand tradition of quality, the Domaines teams have one priority: selection. Their mastery and perfect knowledge of Bordelais cepages are responsible for the unparalleled quality of their wines. As a result of atypical weather conditions, 2011 was an exceptional vintage with flowering finishing three weeks earlier than usual and a very early harvest. After a cool, wet July and August, that helped to preserve the aromas of the Sauvignon Blanc (in particular the cool nights), a splendid Indian summer began on September 12th, enabling the red grapes to reach good levels of ripeness. 2011 is what is called a winegrower’s year: a year in which technical control is especially important. The harvest took place from September 1st to the 12th. Vinification took place in stainless steel vats. Alcohol fermentation took place at 16 degrees celsius. Maceration took about 12 hours. And ageing took place on fine lees in stainless steel tanks.
As owners of Chateau Lafite Rothschild for five generations, the Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) are determined to ensure their role as stewards of worldrenowned uality. For many years, the Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) have complemented their fine wines from their prestigious vineyards with a line of wines great for casual enjoyment, known as their ””Reserves””. To share in the spirit of ””Reserve des Barons””, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) decided to offer different appellations to customers and friends. These include the Reserve Pauillac, Reserve Medoc, Bordeaux Rouge and Bordeaux Blanc.