Château Lalande Borieis a vineyard extending over 35 hectares,
located in Saint-Julien, which sharesboth, the ultra modern cellar and
the same talented teams than ChâteauDucru-Beaucaillou (owned by the
History of the family
ChâteauLalande-Borie was created in 1970 by Jean-Eugène Borie following
theacquisition of Château Lalande from a Cru-Classé appellation. Thus
the ChâteauLalande took its current name from Château Lalande-Borie
(they added the familyname). Originally, the vineyard was about twenty
hectares, but the Borie familymade many small acquisitions over time
(Château Terrey Gros-Caillou, DomaineCastaing…). The vineyard is now the
size of 35 hectares. The ancient cellarsare kept, but are not used,
because the Château uses the exceptional toolsavailable at Château
Produced as anyother
first growth, this wine has its own terroir that has grown in
recentyears due to purchases of vineyards which were often located in
the heart of theclassified growth.
harvest is 100%manual. The sorting is carried out on mobile tables to
prevent the good bays tostay in contact with the bad ones during the
transportation to the vat room.
The alcoholicfermentations are
conducted at a relatively low temperature (between 26°C and28°C) to
optimize the fruity taste in the wine. The pumping over is moderate
toavoid excessive tannic extractions and to obtain pleasant roundness in
themouth. The malolactic fermentation of both the drop wine and the
press wine(pneumatic pressings) and carried out in vats in order to
optimize the controlover the process.
The wine is racked
inBordeaux barrels (225l, French oak) as soon as the wines are blended,
using 20to 30% of new wood according to the vintages. The lots that are
not selectedfor this vintage will then be sold in bulk to the Bordeaux
traders under thecontrolled appellation Saint-Julien. The bottling is
done with great care, interms of both the oenological contrils and the
homogenization of the overalllot. The 5 cork manufacturers who supply
the property are bound by a preciseand demanding quality charter.
Everything down to vinification, aging,bottling, everything is done in
the exceptional cellars of Ducru-Beaucaillou.