Le Lion de La Fleur de Boüard is made from the estate’s young vines. The estate’s second wine since 2011, it is made by fermentation and gentle, gravity-feed extraction in small inverted truncated-cone tanks.
Le Lion expresses fruity intensity. Aged in tank with 15% new French oak, which adds subtle oaky notes.
VERT DE VIN 2018 – 91/100
« The nose is aromatic, fresh and offers power. Fruity, fresh and well-balanced on the palate, with good definition, a framework of acidity, minerality, a little tension, straightforward with power and a little smoothness. On the palate, this wine expresses notes of juicy/ripe blackcurrant, juicy/ripe black cherry and lighter notes of red fruit, combined with a hint of liquorice and roasted and toasty notes. Good length »
JAMES SUCKLING 2020 – 94-95/100
“Lots of blueberry and blackberry character with firm, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. It’s full bodied and very polished. Plenty of tar and dark fruit.”
18 ha of clay with a gravel subsoil on the Néac plateau and 11 ha of large gravel with 15% clay
60 % Merlot
25 % Cabernet Franc
15 % Petit Verdot
07/09/2022 to 21/09/2022
Cold soaking before fermentation at 8 to 10°C
Alcoholic fermentation in small truncated-cone tanks and in barrel
Entirely gravity-fed vinification
Malolactic fermentation in barrel (ageing on lees)
16 months in tank with 15% in new French oak barrels