Château TOURNEFEUILLE La CURE
LALANDE DE POMEROL
The La Cure, plot is close to the old Néac, presbytery facing the famous Pomerol, terroirs and benefits from an outstanding location :
A magnificent southwest-facing hillside position with nice clay soil covered with a layer of gravel. It represents a true Pomerolaise terroir.
« Owned by the parish of the village of Néac, this plot is mentioned on winegrowing maps dating back to the 19th century under the name “Château La Cure”. At Néac church, the communion wine has a great reputation ! »
SOIL AND POSITION :
Clay-gravel slope with a concentration of 40% clay.
2016 : 83% merlots – 17% de cabernets francs
AGE OF VINES :
- 30 years : 30%
- 50 years : 70%
Supervised growing techniques
Mechanical weed control and alternating rows of ground cover
Manual leaf thinning and green harvesting
Manual grape harvesting.
Table sorting of harvest prior to vatting.
Thermoregulated concrete vats. Cold pre-fermentation maceration.
Barrel fermentation for three weeks to one month depending on the terroir. Malolactic fermentation in barrels and vats.
Matured for 14 to 16 months, 100% in new barrels.
Collaboration with five coopers. High-quality ‘fine-grained’ French oak barrels. Blending once fermentation is complete. Filtration.
ANNUAL OUTPUT :
2 000 to 4000 bottles
Delivered in wooden cases of six bottles or magnums.
What people say about our wine
La Cure 2016Very good, a great vintage from a great year. Nice work !
2014 VINTAGE :
Guide Hachette : Favourite (2 stars)
« …This consistently high-quality estate has produced the best Lalande from this selection: a top-quality vintage borne from a plot close to the old Néac presbytery, made exclusively from ‘good years’ with a classic assortment of grape varieties… typically pomerolaise in style…”… »
2015 VINTAGE :
Vinous, Antonio Galloni : 90/100
« … A bouquet of spiced redcurrants and raspberries with notes of cloves and graphite that emerge with aeration. The mouthfeel is well balanced with a crisp acidity, quite firm in the mouth, with a finish tinged with spicy black pepper that proves long and delicate… »
Guide hachette : « … powerful, both elegant and concentrated with its deep colour, its ripe blackcurrant and blueberry notes that fight against the barrel, and its warm mouthfeel, long and concentrated with raw, crisp tannins. »
2016 VINTAGE :
James Suckling : 90/100
Wine Enthusiast : 91/100
« A wine from a single plot of land planted close to the church. The merlot has red berry notes, the tannins are ripe whilst still retaining a balanced freshness. »