Écho de Lynch-Bages Pauillac 2018

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Écho de Lynch-Bages Pauillac  2018

Écho de Lynch-Bages Pauillac 2018

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Size 750ml

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Pauillac 

2018

62% Cabernet Sauvignon 
36% Merlot 
2% Cabernet Franc

2nd Wine of Château Lynch-Bages

Region: Bordeaux 

ESTATE HISTORY 

On Mount Olympus… According to Greek mythology, Zeus – a sometimes fickle husband – entrusted the nymph Echo with distracting his wife Hera by engaging her in endless chatter when he wished to tarry with some beautiful mortal. Hera, on discovering this little game, pronounced sentence on the nymph with the following words: “You will never be the first to speak, but you will always have the last word”. Echo’s life had changed forever, but that is another story…

Back in Bordeaux… Château Haut-Bages Averous is a property in Pauillac, acquired some time ago by André Cazes. For over 30 years, it was Lynch-Bages’ second wine. In 2008, a new identity was given to the second wine, under the name “Echo de Lynch-Bages”. 

TERROIR

Located at the gates of Pauillac and overlooking the Gironde estuary, the vineyard Lynch-Bages extends on the Bages plateau, one of the most beautiful ridges of the town.
Surface: 100 hectares
Soil: Garonne Gravel 

VITICULTURE

Selection of parcels and young vines from Lynch-Bages.

In the interest of sustainable development, agriculture is in every way reasoned: fertilization methods defined precisely and adapted to soil, optimized phytosanitary control, use of sexual confusion against worms of the bunch, controlled grassing of plots for control the vigor of the vine, prolonged rest of the soil by flowering fallow land … The use of neutral products for the environment is everywhere privileged.

WINEMAKING

Echo de Lynch Bages accounts for 30% of the harvest and comes mainly from the youngest vines on the property.  Its final assembly is often different from that of Lynch-Bages. Just like for the Grand Vin, the harvest is picked up by hand and sorted carefully. After a rigorous selection of vats, the wine is traditionally aged in oak barrels from one wine until bottling.
Ageing: One-year-old barrels for 12 months

TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS

With true Pauillac character, Echo de Lynch-Bages 2018 displays powerful tannins with aromas of black fruits and black pepper spicing through the palate. Great fruit concentration and aromatic complexity.

Best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.