According to historical documents, in 1704, Château de Laborde farmed at least 90 “ouvrées” (3.85 hectares) of vineyards.
The château was purchased in 1785 by a former banker, Jean Joseph de Laborde (the name is just a coincidence!), who was knighted by Louis XV, becoming the Marquis de Laborde. He was executed by guillotine in 1794 and the château was left abandoned until 1814.
During the Restoration Period, when the château was almost in a state of ruin, it was purchased back by his heirs. However, time has taken its toll and sadly only a few of the buildings adjoining the original château remain today, including the barn, which is now the vat-house (“la cuverie”), the stables, which have been turned into offices, and the old farmhouse where Hervé Kerlann and his family now live.
Back in 1998, Hervé and his wife Mandy fell in love with this château, steeped in history and located right alongside the great Burgundy terroirs. For nearly twenty years, stone by stone, vintage by vintage, Hervé has worked tirelessly to reconnect Château de Laborde to its wine-growing past.Thanks to his commitment, Château de Laborde’s nine centuries of remarkable history live on
The grapes are hand-picked and 100% destemmed after sorting. Pre-fermentation maceration (12°C) for 3 days. Fermentation in temperature controlled vats with pumping-over and punching of the cap twice a day at the beginning. Aging occurs in oak barrels (30% new oak). Complete malolactic fermentation. Bottling is made after a very light filtration, with a minimal amount of sulfites.
Color is cherry red. Aromas of black cherry, sarawak pepper notes and smooth oriental spices. This a lovely Bourgogne with a silky texture, a well-structured matter and a good balance between acidity and tannins.
nnual production is 9,500 bottles. Average vine age is 45 years and the majority of the grapes come from the village of Santenay.
Producer: Château de Laborde
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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