Magnum Château la Grâce Dieu les Menuts 2008
Ref : 468070
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 92.70 € / liter
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- Keeping level Ready to drink
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
It deep brick color announces an open nose of wooded notes, hazelnuts, red fruits and bigarreau. The palate is balanced, net, elegant, full-bodied, round, characterized, nervous and mineral. The finish lasts on tight and coated tannins.
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 ?
Vines are pruned according to the environment in which they evolve. Mediterranean vineyards tend for example to use a goblet training system in order to let the leaves protect the grapes from the sun. The simple guyot training system is implemented in the Burgundy wine region while the Bordeaux winegrowers favor a double guyot training system. Last, the Cordon de Royat training system aims at spreading the cordons horizontally along the wires in order to let the tractors and other mechanical tools go through the vineyard.
Domain and appellation
Château la Grâce Dieu les Menuts
Oscillating between tradition and modernity, the Château La Grâce Dieu Les Menuts thrives by preserving the typicity of its different terroirs. Viticulture and winemaking are considered equally important to highlight the Grand Cru soils’ diversity and microclimate.
- Terroir: The 13 hectares domain lays on clay-limestone soils with merlot (80%) and cabernet sauvignon (20%) used as the main grape varieties.
- Viticulture: The typical Bordeaux double or single Guyot training system is favored. From debudding to deleafing operations and green harvests, much care is given to the vines. The harvests are hand-picked.
- Vinification: The fermentation and maceration are led plot-by-plot. The wine ages for 50% in tanks and 50% in barrels.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Merlot : 80%
- Cabernet Franc : 20%