Climatic conditions

The fiery summer and its temperature records broken day after day are certainly the memory of 2019. The winter is mild, the spring cool, mid-June marks the switch to heat and the maturity of the grapes will be refined by the return of the long-awaited rain. Liversan held up well thanks to roots that are now well anchored in the limestone.

The Médoc intuition of a dry summer to eliminate leaf stripping; everyone in the shade! It is only at the very end of the cycle that we air out the bunches to make the most of the sun from September to October.

The rains at the end of the season relaxed the skins, thus favoring the extraction of tannins and anthocyanins. The water made the vintage more juicy and tasty.

Vintage presentation

The harvest took place from September 30 to October 14. We were able to choose our level of maturity at Liversan; freshness of red fruits on the merlots and beautiful notes of blackcurrant, liquorice on the cabernets. Our breeding will have to accompany this elegance without masking it, just respecting it in its purity.

From the vine to the glass

Fermentation was smooth, at lower temperature than normal, and pumping over was measured: constraint-free, the skins released anthocyanins and tannins. Maceration lasted for around 15 days, with everything well and truly there. Alcohol and acidity balance were perfect… a star (vintage) was born. At Liversan, maturing perfects the natural palatability of wines. Gently toasted barrels were chosen to bring a touch of refining sweetness to the youthful titan. So, back to work now, before the next appointment for final blending in December or January.


2019 will undoubtedly become the qualitative reference of the decade. After a mild winter and a cool spring, everything changed in June with the arrival of a wave of warm air (>40°C) and drought. The deep rooting of our vines in the gravelly soil of the property has made it possible to avoid excesses and to harvest healthy grapes at perfect maturity. 2019 offers a dark and pronounced color. The pure notes of black fruits brought by the Merlot blend perfectly in a very fine tannic matrix, with an end of the mouth on aromas of blackcurrant and liquorice, brought by the Cabernet Sauvignon. We will also note a marked presence of the barrel which offers a good aging potential to the wine. The palate is generous, ample and dense.

Concours mondial des Féminalises – Médaille d’or James Suckling – 90 pts Andreas Larsson, Tasted – 90 pts Decanter – 90 pts Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast – 90 pts

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