Larose de Gruaud 2011
Ref : 469258
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 42 € / liter
3 product(s) soldsince yesterday
- Keeping level A déguster jusqu'en 2024
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its garnet color offers a pure and elegant nose with finely wooded and toasted black fruit and licorice. In the mouth, this wine presents a nice balance, finesse and roundness. It is clear, full and nervous with a nice finish on ripe, noble and coated tannins. Lovely wine.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
A beautiful alternative to the prestigious great growths of Bordeaux, the second wines promise feats of great vintage years. From the youngest of large plots of Bordeaux chateaux, they live on the same land and benefit from a unique expertise in viticulture and vinification.
Domain and appellation
Château Gruaud Larose
2d Cru Classé since 1855, the name of Château Gruaud Larose, takes its name from 2 families that will constitute the field throughout the 18th century. Larose de Gruaud 2009 embeds the full potential of Bordeaux second wines.
- Terroir: This wine benefits from the premium terroir of the Gruaud Larose domain where gravels and pebbles Medoc soils help the cabernet sauvignon thrive. Located between Pauillac and Margaux on the Gironde left bank, the Saint-Julien appellation has the Medoc smallest surface.
- Viticulture: The second wine is made from younger vines of the property Gruaud Larose. It boasts an ancestral expertise and organic farming practices to preserve and strengthen the soil.
- Vinification: The vinification methods are identical to that of the great wine. Only the maturation time is shorter with an average of 12 to 24 months.
Grapes Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Petit Verdot : 5%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 60%
- Merlot : 30%
- Cabernet Franc : 5%