Château La Fleur de Boüard is a red wine from AOC Lalande de Pomerol made with Merlot and with a little Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is produced by Château La Fleur De Boüard.
Château La Fleur De Boüard is the family project of Hubert de Boüard, who is also co-owner of Château Angelus, a 1er Grand Cru Classé from Saint-Emilion. The winery is located on the edges of the Pomerol plateau, on the right bank of the Garonne river. It is one of the most modern in the area, and produces high quality wines.
The vineyards for Château La Fleur De Boüard occupy a total area of almost 35 hectares, 16.7 of which have clay loam soils and gravel in the subsoil, and 8.5 form a single block in a gravel mound. They have an average age of 25 years and produce between 30 and 45 hectolitres per hectare. All the plots are harvested by hand.
Château La Fleur De Boüard is produced by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and his son. The harvest first undergoes a pre-fermentative maceration at about 8ºC. Alcoholic fermentation is then carried out, macerating with the grape skins for a period of 3 to 5 weeks. Then the malolactic fermentation is carried out in barrels, and the wine ends up being subsequently aged for 18 to 24 months in French oak barrels. Between 75 and 80% of the total of the barrels are new, and all the racking for the wine is carried out by gravity to respect it to the maximum. Lastly, the wine is bottled unfiltered, as it has stabilised naturally during ageing.
Château La Fleur de Boüard is a fragrant wine that is spicy, ripe and with delicious touches of berries. A wine to drink now or lay down for up to 20 years.