Château Léoville-Las Cases

Château Leoville Las Cases
Château Léoville-Las Cases is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France.wikipedia
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Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855

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The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.

Saint-Julien AOC

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Château Léoville-Las Cases is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France.

Judgment of Paris (wine)

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In 1976, the 1971 vintage ranked number six among the ten French and California red wines in the historic "Judgment of Paris" wine competition.

Château Léoville Barton

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Léoville-Las Cases was once part of a much larger estate until the time of the French Revolution when a portion of this estate was separated into what is today Château Léoville-Barton.
Léoville Barton, along with Château Léoville-Las Cases and Château Léoville-Poyferré was once part of the vast Léoville estate.

Château Nénin

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Since the mid 20th century the Delon family have been owners of this estate, also owners of châteaux Potensac and Nénin.
The estate was owned by the Despujol family until 1997 when it was bought by the Delon family, proprietors of Château Léoville-Las Cases and Château Potensac.

Château Léoville-Poyferré

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In 1840, the estate was again divided and land that would eventually become Château Léoville-Poyferré was split off.
Léoville-Poyferré was once part of the much larger Léoville estate until the time of the French Revolution when it was separated into Château Léoville-Las Cases and Château Léoville-Barton.

Second wine

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Léoville-Las Cases was one of the first estates in Bordeaux to introduce a second label, Clos du Marquis.
Château Brane-Cantenac may have had a second label some time in the 18th century according to Decanter, but more evidently, Château Léoville-Las Cases first produced its Clos du Marquis in 1904, and Château Margaux followed with Pavillon Rouge produced from 1908.

Château Potensac

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Since the mid 20th century the Delon family have been owners of this estate, also owners of châteaux Potensac and Nénin.
Potensac is owned by the same owners as Château Léoville-Las Cases.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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The vineyard area in total extends 97 ha planted with a grape variety distribution of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
The 1976 Judgment of Paris wine tasting event helped to catapult Californian Cabernet Sauvignons onto the international stage when Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' 1973 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon beat out classified Bordeaux estates like Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Montrose, Château Haut-Brion and Château Léoville-Las Cases in a blind tasting conducted by French wine experts.

Reverse osmosis

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Léoville-Las Cases also employs a state of the art reverse osmosis machine to help extract excess water from the grape must in a rainy vintage.
Known users include many of the elite-classed growths (Kramer) such as Château Léoville-Las Cases in Bordeaux.

Winery

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Château Léoville-Las Cases is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France.

Bordeaux wine

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Château Léoville-Las Cases is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France.

France

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Château Léoville-Las Cases is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France.

Wine

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Château Léoville-Las Cases is also the name of the red wine produced by this property.

Wine competition

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In 1976, the 1971 vintage ranked number six among the ten French and California red wines in the historic "Judgment of Paris" wine competition.

Vineyard

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The vineyard area in total extends 97 ha planted with a grape variety distribution of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The largest plot of Léoville-Las Cases' vineyards, known as the Grand Clos, is located on the northern boundary of St-Julien, with only the Juillac tributary separating its vineyards from those of Château Latour in Pauillac.

Château Latour

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The largest plot of Léoville-Las Cases' vineyards, known as the Grand Clos, is located on the northern boundary of St-Julien, with only the Juillac tributary separating its vineyards from those of Château Latour in Pauillac.

Pauillac

The largest plot of Léoville-Las Cases' vineyards, known as the Grand Clos, is located on the northern boundary of St-Julien, with only the Juillac tributary separating its vineyards from those of Château Latour in Pauillac.

Merlot

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The vineyard area in total extends 97 ha planted with a grape variety distribution of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

Cabernet Franc

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The vineyard area in total extends 97 ha planted with a grape variety distribution of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

Petit Verdot

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The vineyard area in total extends 97 ha planted with a grape variety distribution of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.