The UK market discovers white Pessac-Léognan

In the year following the 30thanniversary of the Pessac Léognan appellation, Vignobles André Lurton is pleased to announce that two Pessac Léognan white wines have gained national distribution with Waitrose: Chateau La Louvière and Chateau de Cruzeau. In addition to this their wines are now being sold in premium independent wine retailers, all over the UK, such as Theatre of Wine (London), Grape & Grind (Bristol), Flagship Wines (Herts), Latitude Wines (Leeds), St Andrews Wine Company (Scotland) and many more.

The International Wine Challenge Gold-medal winning Chateau de Cruzeau 2015 is a very stylish Sauvignon Blanc retailing at £17.99 (at Waitrose).  It is accompanied by one of the top wines of the André Lurton estates: Chateau La Louvière Blanc 2013, a barrel-fermented Sauvignon/Semillon blend, £24.99.

Since early 2017, the full range of André Lurton wines is available from multi award winning agency, Daniel Lambert Wines Ltd  (off-trade/national) and Theatre of Wine (on-trade/London). Sales of the wines including Chateau Bonnet and older vintages of Chateau Louvière and Cru Classé Couhins Lurton going back to 1978 are growing as UK wine industry re-discover the delights of premium white Bordeaux wines and the excellent reds that Andre Lurton portfolio holds.

Building on the press and trade tasting “André Lurton Showcase” given by Theatre of Wine in London last year, library vintages of Couhins-Lurton Cru Classé de Graves and Chateau La Louvière have been served at the Chiltern Firehouse, Vinoteca, 28:50 and St Leonards. Hakkasan and the new hotel l’Oscar have also selected wines from the range.

The full range of André Lurton properties: Chateau Couhins-Lurton Cru Classé de Graves, Chateau La Louviere, Chateau Bonnet, Chateau de Cruzeau, Chateau de Rochemorin, Chateau de Barbe-Blanche, Chateau Coucheroy, Chateau Guibon and Château Grossombre.

ABOUT VIGNOBLES ANDRE LURTON

Les Vignobles André Lurtonis first and foremost a family estate. It was established in the 1950s by André Lurton and, with over 600 hectares today, it has become one of the largest and most important producers of the Bordeaux region.

A visionary and force of nature, André Lurton founded the AOC Pessac Léognan in 1987 after 20 years of negotiations. He pioneered the aromatic white wine style of the appellation Pessac Léognan, of which Les Vignobles André Lurton is the most important producer. Since its creation, both reds and whites from Pessac Léognan have earned a reputation for outstanding value from customers.

Today, over 60 years of pioneering viticulture give us a perfect knowledge of our terroirs in Entre-Deux-Mers, Pessac Léognan and Lussac Saint-Emilion. Our experience, assured by the dedication and passion of our people, and combined with ancestral know-how and state-of-the-art technology, is fully expressed in our wines.

 

Further information and Press samples Alice McLeod Dumas : alice@allforonewines.com

Trade enquiries : Daniel Lambert Wines Ltd

On trade enquiries (Inside M25 Only): Theatre of Wine Ltd 

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Organico ergo je fume* – I’m bio therefore I smoke

Well and elegantly said

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AC Touraine vineyard blitzed with weedkiller – Loire UNESCO World Heritage site…

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I have a great deal of sympathy and respect for producers who chose to farm their vineyards organically or biodynamically. In the Loire an increasing number of producers are now choosing to convert to organic viticulture joining a significant number of their colleagues who have already made this decision.

Equally I deplore the use of weedkillers, especially when vineyards are totally blitzed, although I do understand the economic imperative in appellations, such as parts of Touraine, where wine fetches a low price. Here it isn’t just the producer who bears a responsibility but also the commercial wine buyer and us wine consumers looking to buy very cheap wine.

So in no way is this a post knocking organic viticulture or its adherents. I am genuinely puzzled and astonished that so many organic wine producers smoke. Producers who wouldn’t…

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