||Born into a family of winegrowers, Philibert Perrin has devoted the last 6 years to replanting and exploiting the potential of the extraordinary gravel mounds that make up the vineyard at Lafont Menu at. Well situated and well exposed to the sun, the estate covers some 10 hectares of vines and produces red and white PessacLéognan wines.
||Situated in the village of Martillac, some 15 km from Bordeaux, Château Lafont Menaut lies at the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The property takes its name from the actual lieu-dit where the vineyard is located - La Fontaine de Menaut - and neighbours Château Rochemorin, of which it was part in the 18th century, when Rochmorin belonged to the celebrated writer, historian and winegrower, Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu.
||The grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted before pressing. 70% of the harvest is fermented and aged on the lees in wooden vats, and 30% in stainless steel vats.
||The wine is barrel-aged for 9 months with regular stirring (25% new oak).
||Price Chateau Lafont Menaut Pessac Léognan Blanc 2013 € 17.69