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Chateau Leoville-Las Cases

Saint-Julien

Location: Stretching from Chateau Beychevelle down to Chateau Latour, Chateau Leoville-Las Cases main estate is a picturesque, enclosed 100 acre vineyard depicted on the label.

Classification: Second Growth

Grape variety: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.

Average vine age is 30 years.

History: Chateau Leoville Las Cases is one of the largest and oldest classified growths in the Medoc. Originally the other two Leovilles, Leoville Poyferre and Leoville Barton were part of the large estate. Today Leoville Las Cases comprises over 209 acres and has been run since 1950 by the Delon Family. Michel DELON was director until his death in 2000. The current director is his son Jean-Hubert DELON.He administers Leoville-Las Cases as well as Chateau Potensac and Chateau Nenin. The three chateaux are owned by Jean-Hubert DELON and his sister, Mme Geneviève D'ALTON.

Vinification and aging: Traditional winemaking with an average of 18 months aging in barrel.

Style: Dark, intense and concentrated, Chateau Leoville-Las Cases is a tannic and richly fruity wine that takes over 10-15 years to mature.

Food: Steak, roasts and venison.