Château Laniote 2016

Special Price $70.95 Average US Price $71.00
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2772-2016

• Domaine: Château Laniote
• Appellation: Saint-Emilion
• Classification: Grand Cru Classé
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

Château Laniote is a renowned winery located in the Saint-Émilion appellation in the Bordeaux wine region of France. It is classified as a Grand Cru Classé, which is a prestigious classification for the wines of Saint-Émilion. Château Laniote is known for producing high-quality red wines that are highly sought after by wine collectors and connoisseurs.

The history of Château Laniote can be traced back to the 18th century when it was established as a vineyard. Over the years, it has changed hands and been owned by different families, but it has consistently maintained its reputation for producing excellent wines. Today, Château Laniote is owned by the family of the late Edouard Fortin, who acquired the estate in 1976 and made significant improvements to the vineyards and winemaking facilities.

The vineyards of Château Laniote cover around 8 hectares (19.8 acres) and are primarily planted with Merlot (80%), with smaller proportions of Cabernet Franc (10%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). The vineyards are situated on the slopes of Saint-Émilion, which is known for its limestone-rich soils that contribute to the unique characteristics of the wines produced in the region.

The winemaking at Château Laniote follows traditional methods, with careful attention paid to the vineyard management, harvesting, and vinification processes. The grapes are hand-harvested and carefully sorted before fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wines are then aged in oak barrels, with a portion of them being new oak, to add complexity and structure to the final wines.

Tasting Notes

"The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Laniote gives up warm blackberries, blueberry compote and spice cake with cigar box and tilled soil plus hints of yeast extract and camphor. The medium-bodied palate is very youthful, chewy and earthy with cedar on the finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (11/30/2018, Interim Issue), Ratings: 91, Drink: 2019-2033

 

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Stock Status Out of Stock
Appellation Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2016
Shipping Weight 3.000000
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Saint-Émilion is one of the most prestigious wine appellations in the Bordeaux region of France, renowned for its exceptional red wines and rich viticultural history. Located on the Right Bank of the Dordogne River, Saint-Émilion is a place of great beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its remarkable blend of natural and cultural attributes. The Saint-Émilion appellation is characterized by a diverse terroir featuring a mix of limestone, clay, and sandy soils that provide the foundation for its distinctive wines. The unique microclimates and elevations within the appellation contribute to the variety of flavors and styles found in Saint-Émilion wines.

The primary grape varieties used in Saint-Émilion wines are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot often dominating the blends. These grapes thrive in the region's favorable climate, moderated by the proximity of the Dordogne River and the buffering effects of the limestone plateau.

Saint-Émilion is famous for its unique wine classification system, which divides the vineyards into four tiers: Premier Grand Cru Classé A, Premier Grand Cru Classé B, Grand Cru Classé, and Grand Cru. This classification reflects the quality and prestige of the individual vineyards and châteaux within the appellation, with only a select few achieving the highest ranking of Premier Grand Cru Classé A. Until the re-classification in 2022, Château Cheval Blanc, Château Ausone, Château Angelus, and Château Pavie were the only four members of the Premier Grand Cru Classé A tier. Out of disagreement with the standard-setting governing body, Cheval Blanc and Ausone voluntarily dropped out. Angelus followed suit shortly after. With Pavie remaining the only member, Premier Grand Cru Classé A saw the addition of Château Figeac following a long-expected and well-deserved promotion.

Saint-Émilion wines are known for their finesse, complex aromas, and beautiful balance of fruit, tannins, and acidity. While they share some similarities with wines from the neighboring Pomerol appellation, they often have a slightly more structured and tannic character due to the higher proportion of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon in the blends. With age, these wines develop a velvety texture and reveal an array of flavors, including dark fruits, floral notes, and hints of earthiness.

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