Expression of the terroir
Château La Loubière lies between the villages of Montussan and Pompignac, in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of the Gironde also called the “Tuscany of Bordeaux”.
In an estate covering 18.5 hectares, the vines grow on a sandy-clay soil. Planted on sunny, gently sloping hillsides, they benefit from the mild Atlantic climate and its light breezes.
The grape varieties consist of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The average age of the vines is 30-40 years. We use integrated viticulture and do everything by hand, to protect the terroir.
The St-Emilion region and all the vineyards on the right bank flourish in the temperate ocean climate of Aquitaine.
The vintage effect is very marked here, as the variations in climate are often considerable. No two years are alike, so there are no identical crus either. That’s what makes for the charm of Bordeaux vineyards!
We mainly use for grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cot or Malbec.
Merlot: this gives round wines with a delicate taste. Red fruit aromas (particularly cherry).
Cabernet Franc: this produces red wines with iris, strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant notes mingled with a touch of root wood, and provides colour and structure.
Cabernet Sauvignon: this gives colourful, stimulating wines that can be laid down for a long time. Aromas of black fruit (particularly blackcurrant), peppers, if it lacks maturity, and dark chocolate.
Cot or Malbec: this gives colourful reds with a high tannin content, rich in polyphenols through the colour or tannins. Spice, dried fruit, blackcurrant, plum and game aromas.