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La Terrasse de La Garde Red - Dourthe
La Terrasse de La Garde Red - Dourthe

La Terrasse de La Garde Red

AOC Pessac-Léognan

La Terrasse de La Garde is the second wine of Château La Garde, AOC Pessac-Léognan. Fruity, supple and elegant, the wine reveals concentration and supple character in remarkable harmony. Its approachable character and delicious flavours make it ready for immediate drinking.

Tasting notes

Lovely ruby red with bright glints. Exquisite nose, releasing aromas of delicate spices and red fruits. Initially rounded and full on the palate, gaining structure from the refined tannins. The lengthy finish culminates on a particularly full-flavoured note.


The vintage

2020 is an early, demanding vintage, which afforded the teams little respite. This was a year defined by nerve-racking disease pressure and contrasting weather. Winter was mild and wet, fully replenishing water reserves in the soils, and followed by a particularly hot spring with plentiful rainfall. The conditions promoted vine growth, and coaxed budburst and flowering to arrive ten to fifteen days in advance, varying from parcel to parcel. The dry summer and lack of water set in later this year, and was also cooler than the norm. From mid-July onwards, the heat triggered perfect maturation in the grapes, while lack of water carries the promise of great complexity and generous tannins. This vintage is defined by the 10-day precociousness, small berries, high quality, tannic juices and terrific aromatic freshness.


  • 84% Merlot
  • 16% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food pairing

Match with poultry (slow-cooked chicken with green olives and herbs, stuffed turkey), grilled red meat (roast beef, sirloin with capers), pasta and cheese.

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Château La Garde charmed Dourthe with the exceptional quality of the terroir, and undoubtedly one of the finest gravel outcrops in the Pessac-Léognan appellation.