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The year 2012 was punctuated by the vagaries of the weather. Winter was dry, especially in the first quarter. January temperatures were very mild, while February was particularly cold. Spring was rainy. Cool, damp weather conditions slowed vine growth. Flowering was slow and spread over the first three weeks of June, causing some heterogeneity on the vines. Rigorous work in the vineyard ensured that the vines were in the best possible condition for the development of the grapes. At the end of July, summer finally set in. August was particularly sunny and very dry, with several very hot days. Mid-veraison came a little late, around August 17. The fine weather continued into September, leading to fears that berry ripening would stall. Rain finally arrived on September 22, kick-starting the ripening cycle, a slow and gentle process that was closely monitored until the end of the season. Harvesting began on September 27 with the Merlot. The uneven ripeness of the grapes in the different plots requires a very precise and meticulous picking plan. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from October 10 to 19, at full ripeness and in perfect health, despite the rainy spells. The berries were very ripe, and the musts were extremely rich, with lovely fruit and intense color. Maceration was exceptionally long (26 to 27 days), as the very thick skins of the Merlot and Cabernet grapes required more time to extract the quintessence of this vintage. At the price of constant effort and measured risk-taking at harvest time, 2012 ranks among the estate's excellent vintages of recent years.
Intense garnet-red color, dark and brilliant.
The already expressive nose, fresh and spicy, combines finesse and elegance. Slightly woody, it is accompanied by light fruity notes.
Wine Fruity | Spicy
The attack is soft and round. Lots of balance and elegance on the mid-palate. Fruitiness and supple tannins give this wine fullness and density.
Wine Elegant | Round
Cabernet-franc, Cabernet-sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Agneau rôti, carré de veau braisé, côte de boeuf à l'os accompagnée de cèpes poêlés.
Ecrasé de pommes de tetre à al truffe.
Fromages à pâte dure, tels que les tommes ou le gouda.
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Château Tronquoy Lalande
Château Tronquoy Lalande is a domain from the region Bordeaux in France, that produces 12 wines available to purchase, including the wine Château Tronquoy Lalande 2018.