Chateau Cadran de Lassegue
Country of Origin: France
Lassègue, a gracious centuries-old estate steeped in Saint-Émilion history, was revived in 2003 following its purchase by American wine icon : Jess Jackson, his wife Barbara Banke and the Seillan family of Bordeaux and Sonoma. The property represents the realization of a shared vision between the families to craft world class Bordelais reds in diverse terroirs around the world, without compromise.Located in the appellation of St. Émilion, Bordeaux, France and first built in 1738, the estate was purchased by the Jackson & Seillan families in 2003. The vineyards are southwest facing — bathed in sunlight from dawn to dusk and protected by cool northern winds — on the ‘côte’or elevated slope of St. Émilion, with an average vine age of 40 to 60 years. The côte benefits from exceptional hillside drainage, and unique soil promotes the growth of a deep root system and access to nutrients. Only 3%, or 400 acres, of all St. Émilion vineyards are located on the ‘côte’.
Silky Merlot and fragrant Cabernet Franc dominate this complex, full-bodied blend, while a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon contributes structure and color. On the nose and palate, the wine expresses the limestone and clay of the hillside estate with abundant richness, while pronounced minerality lingers on the long finish.