Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup aging – Once the malolactic fermentation is over, the Réserve wine stays in barrels for another year. We use barrels called "fûts de plusieurs vins", that means barrels where wooden tannins have smoothen when previously used for other wines. This favours micro-oxygenation of the wine for greater aromas and deeper structure without catching unnecessary smoky aromas.
After being nurtured for twelve to eighteen months, the wine is then bottled and continues aging. We like to present the Réserve Louis Leyre-Loup for consumption after another six to twelve months, when it has reached an adequate maturity, but owing to their structure, Réserve wines will nicely age between three to fifteen years depending on the Appellation and the vintage.