In the land of Batges at the gates of Pauillac, Château Lynch Bages is a property that has marked the history of the Médoc. While the Bages terroir has been known for its quality since the 16th century, it was only in the 18th that it became famous. With an Irishman by the name of Thomas Lynch at the helm of the estate, Château Lynch-Bages was recognised at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. The estate was acquired by the J-M Cazes family right after the Second World War. Château Lynch-Bages is today considered one of the most important references of the Pauillac appellation. Echo de Lynch-Bages is the Second Wine of the estate.
Planted in the Garonnais gravel soils of Pauillac, the 100-hectare vineyard of Château Lynch-Bages is today under the direction of Nicolas Labenne. Satellite technologies are employed for accurate plot division of the vineyard, as a way to preserve the wine heritage of the property.
Winter was characterised by mild temperatures, leading to an early bud burst. Flowering and fruit set took place consistently through a cool and sometimes humid spring. June brought high temperatures, contributing to the development of the vine. During this scorching summer, the vines were able to resist thanks to the sufficient water reserves accumulated during the winter of 2018. The harvest started in late September, under ideal conditions..
Manual harvest. Sorting in the vineyard. Harvest from September 23 to October 9. Malolactic fermentation, 1/3 in vats, 2/3 in French oak barrels.
12 months in French oak barrels of one previous wine.
The Echo of Lynch Bages 2019 displays a bright and deep colour. The nose is expressive, revealing a nice concentration of fruit, as well as a great freshness. The fine and elegant tannic structure is underlined by notes of fresh red fruits, like redcurrant and raspberry.