Légende, a new line of wines designed for everyday consumption and value from the legendary Baron des Rothschild, offers consumers what the winemaker calls “a little elegance every day.”
This group of wines was originally called “The Reserves,” created for family and friends’ everyday drinking. Today, the wines are described as “Légende, a little elegance every day.”
The Pauillac from Médoc comes from a terroir with “gravelly” hillsides on clay subsoil. The natural drainage allows the vines to develop deep roots. The wines are good quality offerings matured for three to nine months, 40 percent with oak.
The nose is expressive, refined and elegant, toasted and spicy and the wines offer good tannins and a fresh finish. They are classic Pauillac, 70 percent Cabernet and 30 percent Medoc.
Excellence, Baron de Rothschild declares, is at the heart of everything the estate produces. Since 1868, the estate’s offerings have been rooted, quite literally, in the soil of Bordeaux and a pioneering spirit that today, is in its fifth generation.
First created for family and friends, the wines, once known as the “Reserves,” are meant for every day consumption – classic offerings with “immediate charm.” They work well as value offerings on a wine by the glass list.