Bordeaux

Légende R
The Lafite Rothschild family has been producing wine in Bordeaux since 1868. For six generations, they got to know this beautiful landscape and understand the unique traits of the vines from each appellation. Three decades ago, the family was inspired to create a new wine series, where each wine would be the epitome of the appellation it came from. Their motivation was simple – to ensure wine lovers everywhere could dive into Bordeaux and taste the originality of each appellation. And so, Légende R range was born.

The vintage
Weather for the 2020 vintage was capricious, with a very mild winter encouraging an early bud break. The spring was very wet and rainy, causing coulure in some grape varieties and a significant threat of downy mildew. During the summer, a heat wave checked the grapes’ ripening, particularly on the left bank with its gravelly, permeable soil. The right bank fared better with its more clayey soil that retains moisture. The harvests in 2020 were historically early, starting on 24 August for the white grapes. The difficult weather conditions gave our technicians a hard time, but professionalism and patience enabled us to produce a fresh, aromatic wine.
Varietals
Sauvignon blanc : 90%
Sémillon : 10%

Tasting notes
Straw colour with glints of gold
Very expressive nose, mingling vegetal notes such as blackcurrant buds with the grapefruit citrus aromas characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc.
The fresh, aromatic palate is accompanied by some pleasant citrus notes on the finish. A perfect wine to drink on its own as an aperitif, or with fish and seafood.