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Chateau Lyonnat Emotion, Lussac Saint Emilion, FRANCE


Chateau Lyonnat
The Chateau Lyonnat covers 52 hectares primarily planted to Merlot, but throughout history this legendary land has been made up of more than 180 hectares and has provided wine to the Vatican. It's a fascinating place in the south-eastern part of Lussac-Saint-Emilion, a hillside vineyard of limestone clay soil which is one of the oldest estates in the Lussac-Saint-Emilion AOC.
At harvest, the grapes are sorted to eliminate any undesirable berries, fully destemmed and crushed into temperature controlled vats. Natural yeasts initiate fermentation, which generally lasts 10 days. A long maceration of typically three weeks follows, extracting r


Chateau Lyonnat Emotion 2011, FRANCE

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