Magnum Larose de Gruaud 2012
Ref : 472896
i.e. 41.30 € / liter
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- Keeping level A déguster jusqu'en 2025
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its dark garnet color offers a nice woody nose then of black fruit gratin. On the palate, this wine is balanced with a fresh minty edge. Frank.
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 ?
Great alternative to Bordeaux prestigious grands vins, the second wines hold a great potential when come the best vintages. Issued from the châteaux youngest plots, they benefit from the same terroirs, viticulture and winemaking savoir-faire.
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: This second wine is issued from the vineyard’s youngest plots. It benefits from an ancestral savoir-faire and organic pratiques that aim at preserving the terroir.
- Vinification: The winemaking process used for the second wine is the same as the one used for the grand vin. Only the ageing process defers with a shorter period of 12 to 24 months.
Grapes Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Petit Verdot : 5%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 60%
- Merlot : 30%
- Cabernet Franc : 5%