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La Pressée Epesses AOC Lavaux

La tradition de Lavaux

Freshness and purity of the fruit 

CHF19.50
Volume
Millésime
Quantity

This product has a minimum quantity of 6 and sold by 6
Viticulture Terraced vineyards bordering Lake Geneva. 40% slope. Entirely manual cultivation. Planting density 9'000 vines/hectare. Yield 0.8 kg/cep
Grape 80% Pinot Noir 20% Merlot
Terroir and soil The rocks that form the bedrock of Lavaux are molasse and close up on the surface, the Epesses vineyard is made up of greasy and clayey soils. South facing
Vinification Each grape variety is matured separately in oak tuns and then both are blended
Alcohol 13%
Degustation The very personal style of Domaine Bovard is affirmed in this cuvée born from an original blend of Pinot Noir (80%) and Merlot (20%). Aiming for the freshness and purity of the fruit, yields of less than 50 hectolitres per hectare. The success translates into a wine of light seduction, with a fleshy fruit of delicate sensuality, a great elegance of texture, full of charm and spirit. Aromas of blackberries and cherries. Round and full on the palate. Silky and well-balanced tannins
Ageing 5 years
Food and wine pairing White meat, charcuterie, poultry, cheese gratin

The winery 
Louis-Philippe Bovard – whose name is in its 10th generation – took the helm of his family’s 13-hectare estate in 1983. He is a pioneer in the field and is responsible, among other things, for the introduction of new grape varieties (Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah), the maturing of Chasselas in barrels, the creation of the Conservatoire Mondial du Chasselas (with the aim of researching older, more qualitative selections) and the creation of an important collection of old Dézaley vintages. The estate has been awarded the highest distinctions. It is one of the icons of Swiss wine and enjoys international recognition.

Reputation 
In Robert Parker's wine list since 2015 (with 17 wines rated from 90 to 93 points), Louis-Philippe Bovard, along with 5 other winemakers, was awarded the title of "Icon of Swiss Wine" by the Gault&Millau guide in 2016. Louis-Philippe Bovard is one of the founding members of the Barony of Dézaley, Arte Vitis (innovative winegrowers from the canton of Vaud) and the "Mémoire des vins suisses".