PRODUCT CODE: 92704280
CHÂTEAU LASSÈGUE: THE OPULENCE
Ornate sundials adorn the façade of Château Lassègue, a beautiful 18th century
Château. This symbol of perfect sun exposure is the inspiration for our logo and
represents the message of our wines. Lassègue is Saint-Émilion at its most opulent.
Old vines grow on the south/southwest hills which are the prolongation of the Côte
de Saint-Émilion, and whose soils of clay and limestone add exquisite minerality to
their fruit. Rich, aromatic Cabernet Franc married to the dense concentration of
old vine Merlot and seasoned with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon results in a wine
that is at once powerful and elegant.
2015 VINTAGE NOTES
The favorable climatic conditions of the 2015 vintage at Château Lassègue
benefited this exceptional wine. After a first rainy and then cold winter, the spring
was dry with relatively high temperatures, allowing early and even flowering. The
beginning of the summer was particularly warm, with the rain showers that came in
August a welcome respite. As a result, veraison was able to finish and maturation to
launch. The good weather during the grape harvest, which took place from
September 21st to October 7th, concluded the preparation of a top vintage.
Ripe plums, black cherry liquor and dried cassis provide sumptuous aromas while
hints of orange peel, toasted allspice, fresh cinnamon bark and dried tea leaf
beckon. A velvety, Merlot-driven mid-palate slowly opens into a multi-layered
bouquet of red fruit, toasted baking spices, truffle and coffee bean. An iron-rich
minerality provides a taut, complex structure, while fine-grained tannins and firm
acidity grip the palate to sustain a long and elegant finish. This classic expression of
Saint-Émilion offers a dual brightness and sophistication that will continue to
improve for years to come.