Located on the Côte de Saint-Émilion, the vineyards of Château Lassègue are blessed with both extraordinary soils and extraordinary south/south-west exposition to the sun. In discovering the unique SOIL micro-crus of the property, Vigneron Pierre Seillan realized he could produce more than one wine to showcase the diversity of the estate. Primarily a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Les Cadrans de Lassègue, the estate’s second label, is refined and elegant, a beautiful and perfect expression of its fruit.
The 2012 vintage experienced a gentle winter that favored early bud break. Spring was a rainy one, encouraging healthy growth of the young vines. In the month of August the weather was ideal for grape matura- tion, and conditions were mild through harvest, which took place between October 5th and October 16th.
The 2012 Cadrans is a bold ruby red in color. The enticing dark berry aromas and subtle notes of licorice and spice follow through to the palate, where they are perfectly balanced with silky tannins. This is an elegantly structured wine with a long, lingering finish.