Magnum Château la Grâce Dieu les Menuts 2012
Ref : 484667
i.e. 51.70 € / liter
2 product(s) soldsince yesterday
- Keeping level 2029
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Brick garnet colour, dark and dense, limpid and shiny. Open, very expressive nose with hints of candied red fruit, dark chocolate and leather. Elegant and distinguished. Supple and round on the palate, full-bodied, fine, with a cocoa character. Satiny and sapid finish, beautiful length.
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 ?
The enthusiasm that is tied to Saint-Emilion is historic. Cherished by both Roman and British kings, Louis XIV placed it on a pedestal when calling it the “drink of the gods”.
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 hectare domain lays on clay-limestone soils with merlot (70%), cabernet franc (25%) and cabernet sauvignon (5%) 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 Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
- Merlot : 70%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 5%
- Cabernet Franc : 25%