Château La Louvière: Vineyards
The estate lies on the avenue de Cadaujac, the road that runs roughly north and east out of Léognan towards Cadaujac. Its rather illustrious neighbours include Château Haut-Bailly directly to the south, and along the road a little in the opposite direction lies Château Carbonnieux. Across to the east, beyond the trees, sits Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte. That Château La Louvière is surrounded by such highly regarded classed growth properties says something for its soils, and their potential for making great wines.
Today the vineyards of Château La Louvière amount to 61.5 hectares, with 13.5 hectares for the white varieties and 48 hectares for red. The former are 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon. The red varieties are naturally dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, at 64% of the vineyard, with 30% Merlot and 3% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.Please log in to continue reading: