Château Lucas of Lussac-Saint-Émilion comprises equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 20% of this wine is aged for 12-18 months in oak barrels before blending with wine aged in stainless steel and concrete vats. Deep ruby red in hue the nose is perfumed with those similar dark fruit characteristics on the nose. A balance of earthy spices, tobacco and blackcurrants in the mouth.
Lussac is an up and coming satellite appellation of the renowned Saint Emilion region on the the Right Bank of Bordeaux. There is no doubt that one of Lussac's most prized properties is Château Lucas, owned by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone fame. From just 18 hectares of vines, three cuvée are produced. The top wine, aptly called Château Lucas, is produced from a 12-hectare vineyard, comprising equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. While so much of the Right Bank focuses on Merlot, the high percentage of Cabernet Franc brings a polished lift to the cuvée, vintage in and vintage out.
Pairs well with red meat and game dishes.