Château Gruaud-Larose 2012
Ref : 467184
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 120 € / liter
- Keeping level 20 ans
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
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.
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Domain and appellation
Château Gruaud LaroseSplendid area of the nineteenth century acquired in 1997 by the family Merlaut, Château Gruaud Larose is located in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle in the heart of the AOC Saint-Julien. It is ranked second in the Grand Cru classification of 1855.
- Terroir: This area of 82 hectares has a unique terroir, located on a typical Médoc soil composed of gravel and pebbles and clay cement. A real asset for the development of the noble grape, Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Viticulture: Harvesting is done manually. This wine has an ancestral know-how of organic farming practices to preserve and strengthen the soil.
- Vinification: Vinification begins in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and ends with a barrel aging 18 to 24 months, including 40% in new oak.
Grapes Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
- Petit Verdot : 3%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 57%
- Merlot : 30%
- Cabernet Franc : 8%
- Malbec : 2%