Since the purchase of Château des Laurets in 2003, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild wanted to reveal the great potential of this Estate wine by investing in new equipment and winemaking facilities associated with an increased focus on vineyard management and wine-making practices. As a result from efforts and high exigency, since the 2004 vintage, on the 90 hectares of vineyards that includes the estate, only 4 hectares were selected from the best parcels of Merlot. A batch of excellence then took birth under the name “LES LAURETS – BARON EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD”
Vineyard area : 4 ha
Soil type : Limestone and clay
Plantation density: 5500 vines/ha. Vineyard age : 25+ years
Cold maceration before fermentation, vinification in wooden vats. Pumping over and punching down. Automatic temperature control. Micro oxygenation during maceration.
Malo-lactic fermentation in new french oak barrels.
Ageing :90% in new barrels, 10% in second fill barrels